What is a wellness policy? A wellness policy creates a safe and healthy environment for students and staff to practice lifelong healthy habits. The school community (which includes parents, students, food service professionals, physical education teachers, school health professionals, community health partners, school nurses, the LEA board, and administrators) is encouraged to participate in the […]READ MORE >>
WHAT IS GET HEALTHY UTAH?
Get Healthy Utah is a non-profit organization working to improve healthy eating and active living in Utah. Get Healthy Utah works with school, workplace, and community leaders to influence system level change and provide better opportunities for health.
Get Healthy Utah recognizes that complex health issues can only be adequately addressed through partnerships and collaboration. By aligning efforts across sectors, we are better able to get results. We understand that policy, systems, and environmental changes are key to creating a culture of health in Utah. We know that opportunities to be healthy are not equally accessible to all Utahns and that we must focus on changes that create equitable opportunities to ensure improved health and wellness for all.
The mission of Get Healthy Utah is to create a culture of health through engaging multi-sector stakeholders, building partnerships, providing resources, and connecting efforts that support healthy eating and active living. We do this by:
- Engaging high level leaders
- Partnering with public and private entities
- Addressing health equity
- Collecting, developing, and sharing best practices
- Promoting systems level change
- Providing funds and other resources