Is your city one of Utah’s 33 healthy designations?
Thirty-three towns and cities in Utah have been listed as having a healthy designation, according to Get Healthy Utah. (Get Healthy Utah)
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SALT LAKE CITY — Get Healthy Utah has released a list of 33 Utah cities and towns who have earned the Healthy Utah Community designation.
To be on the list, leaders and programs within the city must make recognizable efforts for health.
Specifically, Get Healthy Utah said the city must implement “evidence-based strategies addressing the root causes of deteriorating physical and mental well-being.”
The listed locations enable those living in the city to achieve goals of living their desired healthy and active lifestyles.
Ryan Gubler, the director of Parks and Recreation in Springdale, said in a statement, “In my opinion, it’s something that we, as leaders of a community, should be doing anyway. … We take pride in those things — in promoting health and wellness for our residents.”
A city like Draper boasts a number of features that provides more opportunities for residents to enjoy healthier living, such as 117 miles of open trails and access to a community garden.
Provo has taken the steps to offer a farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits. The city has also provided a Bicycle Master Plan for residents.
The following cities and towns have earned the award:
- Annabella, Sevier County
- Fruit Heights
- Heber City
- Marriott-Slaterville, Weber County
- North Logan
- North Salt Lake
- Park City
- South Salt Lake
- Spanish fork
- Springdale, Washington County
- St George
- Washington, Washington County
- West Haven, Weber County
- West Valley City
- Wood’s Cross
If you want your city to be featured on the list, fill out The Healthy Utah Community application. According to the organization, the application, with a focus on long-term commitments, also makes the healthy designation more accessible to rural and urban communities.
For more information on Get Healthy Utah, click here.
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