Katie Mullaly

Katie Mullaly

Proposed Code of Health

Proposed Code of Health

30-day comment period has opened. The Summit County Health Department is issuing a 30-day formal notice and comment period during which the public can review the proposed Code of Health and submit comments to the Health Department in writing either by mail or email. Comments must be postmarked or received at the Summit County Health…

Power Up With Breakfast

Power Up With Breakfast

Start the day the healthy way! A healthy breakfast is important for everyone. With school starting, a breakfast will help them learn throughout the day. Get the morning nutrition you need with these quick breakfast ideas. Make instant oatmeal with low-fat milk instead of water. Toss in raisins or dried cranberries and chopped walnuts. Layer…

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…