Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, we are activating communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health.

2021 Creating Healthy Communities Objectives

The Creating Healthy Communities Program focuses on policy, system, and environment change strategies to help increase access to healthy food as well as increase access to physical activity within target areas of South Toledo, North Toledo, and Lucas County.

2021 Strategies

Active Living

  • Safe Routes to School
  • Inclusive Playgrounds
  • Active Transportation Plan

Healthy Eating

  • Client Choice Food Pantry
  • Food Service Guidelines
  • Farmers’ Markets

Meeting locations of 2021 Healthy Youth and Family Coalition:

      • December 2, 2021: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams, 9-11AM

    Current Coalition Members

    Toledo Lucas County Health Department, Live Well Greater Toledo, YMCA, Toledo Bikes, ProMedica, Ability Center, Lucas County Children Services, Toledo Grows, BGSU, Dairy Council Mid-East, Toledo Community Foundation, Believe Center, Buckeye Health Plan, American Heart Association, We Are Traffic, OSU Extension, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Safe Communities, TMACOGG, Metroparks, Help Me Grow, UT, Safe Kids Greater Toledo, Safe Routes to School

    Meeting Minutes & Information

    Ohio Department of Health: Creating Healthy Communities

    City of Toledo Healthy Kid’s Beverage Ordinance (effective Oct 14, 2021):

    Lucas County Creating Healthy Communities Logo


    Amy Abodeely MEd, RD, LD
    CHC Coordinator
    635 N. Erie Street
    Toledo, OH 43604
    [email protected]