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Child Wellness

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Our children’s health and wellness are essential for a good start in life.  Providing proper nutrition and adequate time to be active are just a few things to help our children live a healthy lifestyle.

Questions about child wellness? Email healthpromotion@slco.org.

Looking for information about childhood immunizations? Visit our Immunization Program.

Nutrition

Children need to eat a well-balanced diet, both at school and at home.

Physical Activity

Children and adolescents should get 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.

Childcare Facilities

Know an amazing child care director or educator in Salt Lake County? Nominate them to be director or educator of the year!

Click the image below for details, or go directly to the nomination form here.

Educator of the Year Nomination Details


Ensure your children are getting the best care they possibly can by enrolling them in a TOP Star Endorsed Childcare Facility.

TOP Star – Teaching Obesity Prevention in Childcare Settings

Top Star LogoThe TOP Star Program aims to prevent obesity among children in childcare, through improvement in the nutrition and physical activity environments.

  • Childcare providers who complete the full TOP Star Program receive in depth technical assistance with a trained health department consultant who helps identify strategies to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment and shares resources to help providers meet their goals. This FREE technical assistance is available to any childcare provider that chooses to enroll in the program.
  • Childcare providers who meet all program requirements receive the TOP Star Endorsement, allowing them to promote and market their achievements in physical activity and nutrition.
  • Do you have children enrolled in child care? Contact us at TOPStar@slco.org to find out how you can help their child care center become TOP Star Endorsed.

 

 

Teen Health

Teens are faced with many challenging health issues, but there are resources to help.