Author: Get Healthy Utah

Rural Health Association of Utah Annual Conference Webinar

Rural communities often have poorer health outcomes than non-rural communities. This is due, in part, to barriers to accessing healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and mental health resources. The Rural Health Association of Utah works to address these barriers and provide a unified voice to promote and enhance the quality of rural health in […]

Healthy Habits While Working From Home

A new, and timely, report from the Utah Foundation examines trends and challenges related to teleworking. Findings include: Teleworking seems to have a positive effect on productivity and employee retention, as well as lowering absenteeism. There are significant potential financial benefits for employers beyond increased productivity. There are concerns about telework; research suggests that two-thirds […]

Remaining Physically Active While Staying Home

Gyms, recreational facilities, schools, and extracurricular activities are cancelled. While we are all doing our part to stay home and maintain proper social distancing, it is important to be physically active. Physical activity improves muscle and bone strength, reduces risk of chronic disease, helps with healthy body weight, and improves mental health. Physical activity at […]

It’s an Exciting Time for Healthy Food Access in Utah!

Guest Blog Post By, Kate Wheeler, Child Nutrition Specialist, Utah State Board of Education Kate works on farm to fork and local procurement initiatives. Kate has an MPH from Emory University. Prior to joining the team at USBE, she worked with various food access programs in Oregon, Atlanta, and overseas. Eating food that is both […]

Utah State Board of Education Provides Best Practices for Recess

The Utah State Board of Education has provided Best Practice for Recess Guidelines. While not mandated, the guidelines support the Utah State Board of Education’s Strategic Plan Safe and Healthy Schools Goal that every student can learn in a safe and healthy school environment. Why Recess Matters Physical Activity and Obesity The CDC recommends that […]

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 […]