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Ohio Healthy Programs No Cost Train-the-Trainer for Program Administrators

Thank you for your interest in the Ohio Healthy Programs No Cost Train-the-Trainer. Holly will share the details. Click the Play arrow below.

Spaces are limited.

Holly Scheibe, Director of Quality and Innovation, OCCRRA, hscheibe@occrra.org 

Please email Holly if you have questions or if you want to register for the train-the-trainer event. Include your name, OPIN, and program name/license number.

If you are not yet an Ohio Approved Instructor there is time to apply. See the requirements below.

Why participate?

In 2018, the CDC reported 1 in 5 children have obesity.

  • 20.3% are 6-11 year olds

In Ohio (2018)14.6%-15.4% of 2-4 year olds in WIC were overweight.

Consider that children who have obesity are more likely to become adults with obesity. Habits start early!

Early care and out of school time programs can be the first line of offense for a healthy lifestyle.

So what do I do if I’m interested in attending the train-the-train or learning more on Ohio Healthy Programs?

  • If you would like to participate in the train-the-trainer and train your staff please email me with your name, OPIN, and program  name/license number and I’ll be in touch with details. Spaces are limited.

  • To learn more about the train-the-trainer event and about Ohio Healthy Programs click on the buttons below.

What is the content of the OHP modules that I will train on?

Session 1 Healthy Habits is for teachers. There are four parts:

Part 1 – Healthy Activity – Structured and unstructured physical activity ideas

Part 2 – Healthy Eating and Feeding – Infant feeding, trying new foods, picky eating, eating practices, and healthy food options

Part 3 – Healthy Growing – Growing children’s self-esteem, descriptive praise, children’s benefits of growing plants, and planting ideas.

Part 4 – Healthy Families – Practical ideas to engage families in healthy behaviors


Session 2 Healthy Menus is for cooks or administrator.

  • Making healthy menu choices
  • Resources for menu and snack planning
  • 4-week cycle menu included
  • Healthy celebration ideas
  • Strategies to save food costs


Session 3 Healthy Policy is for administrators

  • Program’s role in healthy living and preventing childhood obesity
  • Purpose of healthy program policies
  • Healthy message program policies
  • Strategies to overcome barriers to policy implementation
What are the Train-the-Trainer Requirements?

Train-the-Trainer Requirements:

  • Complete online self-paced TtT module – 7.5 Ohio Approved hours; opens January 9, closes January 30, 2024.
  • Attend a one-hour virtual group training on January 30 at 6:00 p.m. OR January 31 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Complete discussion board posts by January 30, 2024.
  • Train your program staff – You are encouraged to train your sister-site and other ECE/Afterschool professionals as part of this special invitation.
  • Must be an Ohio Approved Instructor.