Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
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Mentor, Ohio 44060


Ohio Healthy Programs

What is Ohio Healthy Programs?

Ohio Healthy Programs (OHP) is for all licensed child care centers and afterschool programs serving young children from 0-5 years. In addition to Ohio-approved trainings, centers can earn an Ohio Healthy Program designation, showing the community they are committed to healthy eating and physical activity for all kids.

Click here for more information on the OHP process.

What are the benefits of OHP?

OHP provides practical ways to make wellness a natural part of the day. Child care providers have an important role in teaching kids about healthy eating and physical activity, starting at a young age.

Benefits include:

  • Fresh, tasty, kid-friendly menu options
  • Toolkit of activities and easy-to-use resources
  • Tips to help families create healthy habits at home
  • 15 hours of Ohio-approved training for administrators, teachers, and cooks
  • Certificate of Ohio Healthy Program designation

In Lake County, centers also have the opportunity to receive additional resources and hands-on assistance from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to implement healthy changes in your center.

When are trainings offered?

Trainings are posted to the Ohio Professional Registry at Trainings are going on in 35 Ohio counties!  In Lake County, check here to see upcoming trainings.

For more information about training opportunities, please contact your Health Promotion Consultant (HPC) or Child Care Resource and Referral Agency.

For more information about OHP, please contact the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association at 877-547-6978 or e-mail

Help kids eat well and move more to improve learning and prevent childhood obesity.

Ohio Healthy Programs is an OCCRRA program, funded by the Ohio Department of Health. The training curriculum is provided through a cooperative agreement with Columbus Public Health.