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School Health and Inspections

Portage County Health District conducts environmental public health school inspections twice per year as required by the Ohio Revised Code. This inspection is based on general environmental safety and health issues such as cleanliness, safety, pest management, and adequate lighting.

Healthy children are better learners. Make sure your child knows how important:

  • 8-10 hours of sleep each night
  • A healthy breakfast
  • 30-60 minutes of exercise daily
  • A yearly doctor exam and a dental exam every 6 months
  • Hand washing

The Ohio Department of Health provides guidance to administrators for: school health, assessment and planning tools, physical health education, and wellness policies.

The Ohio Department of Health provides guidance to administrators to improve school health. This program works to improve the environmental health of Ohio’s schools through non-regulatory means and includes information concerning: voluntary guidelines, interactive forms, resources and factsheets, playground safety and pest management.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides administrators with assistance to maintain a safe, healthy environment for children. This website includes information on: school nutrition, obesity, school health services, local school wellness policy and more.


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