Year: 2019

Worksite Wellness Policies

The average time people spend being sedentary has increased significantly to over 6 hours a day.  In fact, only about half of Utah adults participate in the recommended amount of physical activity. A lack of time, energy, and convenience can make it difficult to be healthy. However, health starts where people live, work, and play.  […]

Fuel Your Kids’ Future

Are you looking for a convenient and low-cost way to improve your child’s health?  Consider having your child eat school meals.  Research shows that kids who eat school meals eat more fruits and vegetables and have better intake of certain nutrients. Nutritious food, like fruits and vegetables and whole grains, help with brain development and […]

Make Connections at the Move Utah Summit

The Move Utah Summit is the only event of its kind in Utah! The Summit will highlight how transportation and land use decisions directly affect our health and the health of our communities.  Hear from nationally renowned speakers, participate in interactive sessions and mobile tours, and network with industry experts and key decision-makers from across […]

Get Healthy Utah is Hiring a Program Coordinator

Get Healthy Utah is seeking a qualified individual to work as a full-time Program Coordinator. Principal Duties  The Program Coordinator will: Conduct outreach to stakeholders Participate in coalitions and workgroups Facilitate partnership meetings Give presentations to professional and public audiences Help assess the needs and priorities of various populations using appropriate assessment tools Assist to […]

1 in 3 Americans Has Prediabetes – Do You?

What is prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition characterized by elevated blood sugar levels which puts you at an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.  When diagnosed early, prediabetes can often be reversed. Click here to take the one-minute prediabetes risk test. How can prediabetes be reversed? Losing a small amount of […]

5th Annual Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat

On April 17, 2019 Get Healthy Utah held its 5th Annual Stakeholder Retreat.  Over 120 stakeholders from a variety of sectors, including healthcare, business, public health, transportation, and education came together to discuss ways to improve the health of Utahns.  The focus of the day was on how we can better address social determinants of […]

Get Healthy Utah Supports the Updated Core Standards for Health Education

Health education in schools is essential to improving healthy behaviors in children. In July of 2017, the Utah State Board of Education voted to update the Core Standards for Health Education for the first time since 1997. The new standards have added lessons for kindergarten through second grade and address the following six strands: Health […]

It’s Time to Move Your Way

The new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans state that, “being physically active is one of the most important actions that people of all ages can take to improve their health.” There are many benefits that start immediately after being physically active, as well as the long-term health benefits. Benefits of physical activity: growth and development […]