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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Wasatch County.  CVD is of paramount public health importance because of its widespread nature and the potential for intervention.  Despite an impressive decline in mortality over the past 30 years, CVD still accounts for 46.8% of the deaths in Wasatch County.  Interventions targeting the preventable risk factors for CVD such as physical inactivity and poor nutrition habits are the focus of the Wasatch County Cardiovascular Health Promotion Program.

Cardiovascular Health Promotion Program

Gold Medal School:   Currently over 27% of Utah’s children are overweight or obese.  Wasatch County schools have been identified as a key setting for public health strategies to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity, risk factors for CVD.  All Wasatch County Elementary Schools are involved in the Gold Medal School Program.   Utah’s Gold Medal School Initiative



Physical Activity:   The Wasatch County Health Department promotes physical activity and nutrition in the community. For ideas on recreational / fitness opportunities in the county click HERE to get printable Physical Activity Resource Guide. If you have anything you would like to add or change in the physical activity guide, please contact Trudy Brereton at   



   The 5-a-day program teaches the health value of eating five fruits and vegetables every day utilizing a puppet show and a grocery store tour. 

 Obesity in Utah



Let's Move

The Let's Move website offers many tips on a variety of topics from physical activity to eating right to child care. Use this resource to help you plan the activities you do with your children to improve their health. 




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