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Staying Safe in a Tornado
To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protect your head. On April 27, 2011, a series of deadly tornadoes destroyed parts of Tuscaloosa, Cullman, Birmingham and rural ...
Develop a Family Disaster Plan
Families can cope with disasters by preparing in advance and working together as a team. If something were to happen, how would you contact one another, how would you get to a safe place, and what would you do in different emergency situations? Planning what to do before a disaster ...
Lightning: Information for Outdoor Recreation
If you are caught in a lightning storm while camping, climbing, or hiking, it is often difficult to find a protected place. However, you can avoid lightning injuries by taking certain precautions during outdoor recreation: Check the forecast. Before hiking or climbing in the mountains, always check the weather forecast. Thunderstorms ...


Kathy Nutrition

I’m sure you’ve heard “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  Have you heard that it’s easier to buy a beer in Allen County than it is to buy an apple?

Eating healthy food doesn’t just depend on what we want to eat. It also depends on what we have access to.  Employees have a hard time snacking on healthy food if they are surrounded by candy jars/vending machines. Children can’t eat healthy food at home if parents don’t buy it.  And it’s hard to buy fruits and vegetables if the store near you doesn’t stock them. I invite you to explore activities related to healthy eating powered by Allen County Public Health, as well as the healthy menu challenge and other activities powered by Activate Allen County . How can you get involved in making healthy food choices easier in Allen County?

Yours in good health,

Kathy Luhn, Allen County Health Commissioner

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Near the Top in Tobacco Use Is Not Where We Want to Be--It's Time to Take Action Check out the new ad you should soon be seeing in your community, then go to the link below to send an electronic copy of the ad to your lawmakers to encourage them to make tobacco prevention a priority in Ohio. (Or clip the ad when you see it in print and mail it to them). ... See MoreSee Less

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LACNIP Garden Kickoff tonight - Free gardening classes, free seeds, presentation by DeHaven's, tool training for LACNIP tool shed plus sign-up for your garden plot! ... See MoreSee Less

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Health Department and WIC offices will be closed on Tuesday, April 8 from 8-9 a.m.

Our Daily Bread is on a quest to grow a healthier community and needs your support! Visit and vote! Voting ends 4/21.

Our Facebook page is up to a whopping 135 likes...woo hoo!! We'd love to get to 150. Please tell your friends to like our page.

Check out our new Smoke-Free Housing page on our website at

National Walking Day is today! Where are you walking?

Today is National Walking Day. Lace up your sneakers and get out and walk!

March 16-22 is designated as Poison Prevention Week. Poisonings cause more than 35,000 deaths per year and 700,000 visits to ER's.

Today is Kick Butts Day. Make Tobacco History!

Reminder from the Allen Co. Safe Communities Coalition: Extra law enforcement will be out today due to St. Pat's Day.