Katie Mullaly

Katie Mullaly

Back-To-School Immunizations

Back-To-School Immunizations

Is your child fully vaccinated? School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. The Summit County Health Department has online resources and tools to help parents and doctors make sure all kids are up to date on recommended vaccines and protected from serious diseases. For a list of current Utah Immunization School Requirements click…

Restaurants and Pets

Restaurants and Pets

Federal Food Code Reminder 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: Decorative fish in an aquarium….

Summer Snack Ideas

Summer Snack Ideas

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks. Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries in a tall glass. Top with a sprinkle of granola. Inside-Out Sandwich: Spread mustard on a slice of deli turkey. Wrap around a sesame breadstick. Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker…

Build a Healthy Plate

Build a Healthy Plate

20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make…

Way To Quit

Way To Quit

New resource for quitting tobacco! 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…

14 Health Tips for 2014

Simple ways to live healthier. Dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle in 2014 with these food, nutrition and exercise tips. Eat breakfast. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Watch portion sizes. Be active. Fix healthy snacks. Get to know food labels. Consult a registered dietitian. Follow food safety guidelines. Get cooking.

New Emissions Awareness Program

Do your part to keep our air clean! 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…

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week

A Healthier America, One Community at a Time National Public Health Week is a time to recognize the hard work local public health agencies do for their communities. The Summit County Health Department (SCHD) is proud to be a part of this national event and help with the goal of “A healthier America, one community…

Strengthening Families for 40 Years

Strengthening Families for 40 Years

WIC program celebrates big anniversary. The Summit County Health Department, in conjunction with other local and state health departments is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as WIC. The Summit County Health Department began its WIC program in 1981, and has now served local…

Summit County Ozone Study

Report on 2010 – 2012 summer ozone levels. The Utah Department of Air Quality conducted an ozone level study in Summit County from 2010 through 2012. This study monitored summer ozone levels throughout Summit County and reports on the causes of the high ozone levels. The report is available by clicking here. To view Real-Time…