To earn the Ohio Healthy Program designation for your center or home, you need to:

  • Complete all sessions of the free, Step Up to Quality approved training for your program.

    • Session 1: Healthy Habits, is a 4 part training and must be attended by one teacher from each age level that you serve.

    • Session 2: Healthy Menus, is the menu training which must be attended by the cook, menu planner, and/or administrator.

    • Session 3: Healthy Policies, is the policy training which must be attended by the administrator.

  • Complete the Ohio Healthy Programs Online Application.

    • Provide at least one family engagement activity around health and wellness.

    • Demonstrate that your menus meet Ohio Healthy Program Menu requirements.

    • Adopt at least one new healthy policy

*Free technical assistance is available to all Cuyahoga County centers that complete the training.
During your visits with your technical assistance person, you will receive incentives
($500 for new program, $250 for a renewed program) to support you in your Ohio Healthy goals!

Click here to find training in your area or contact Theresa at or (216) 201-2001 x1552.

If you are interested in having your child attend a designated Ohio Healthy Program please contact:

Starting Point

4600 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Phone: 216.575.0061
Toll-free: 800.880.0971