• Restaurants and Pets

    Federal Food Code Reminderno dogs sign

    The Summit County Health Department wants to remind all restaurants and customers of regulations regarding animals on restaurant premises’. Federal food code (2009 FDA Food Code 6-501.115) prohibits animals in food establishments.

    This includes all outdoor dining areas and patios. The exceptions to this rule are:

    1. Decorative fish in an aquarium.
    2. Patrol dogs accompanying police or security.
    3. Service animals controlled by a disabled person in areas not used for food preparation.

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  • Summer Snack Ideas

    25 Healthy Snacks for Kids25_Healthy_Snacks_Kids

    When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks.

    1. Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries in a tall glass. Top with a sprinkle of granola.
    2. Inside-Out Sandwich: Spread mustard on a slice of deli turkey. Wrap around a sesame breadstick.
    3. Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker into bite-size pieces. Add to low-fat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows.
    4. Mini Pizza: Toast a whole-wheat English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese.
    5. Spread mustard on a flour tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up.

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  • Way To Quit

    New resource for quitting tobacco!WayToQuit

    Announcing Utah’s new resource to help people quit tobacco for good.  Why is this so exciting?  Because this is the first time that all resources will be in one location.  Resources include:

    • Quitline (phone cessation program)
    • Internet cessation program
    • Home study workbook
    • Links for peer support from others in the quitting process
    • Information for family members of tobacco users (how to support without driving your loved one crazy)


    For more information check out www.waytoquit.org

  • New Emissions Awareness Program

    Do your part to keep our air clean!Check_Engine_Logo

    The Summit County Health Department is starting an Emissions Awareness Campaign geared to help keep the air in Summit County clean as part of the County’s Air Quality Program.

    This campaign is directed a vehicle owners to keep their engines running efficiently and emissions low. Personal vehicles (cars, trucks and SUVs) contribute more than 50% to the pollution in our area. Those emissions can increase when a vehicle’s Check Engine Light goes on.

    For more information click here for the Emissions Awareness Program page.