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Growing Healthy Kids

Mon - Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hannah Bills
GHK Program Director

Alyssa Dorsey
GHK Child Care Program Manager

Ali Segna
GHK Coalition Chair

Growing Healthy Kids Columbus Coalition


Growing Healthy Kids Columbus (GHKC) coalition was convened in May 2009 to help develop the City of Columbus Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Plan. The coalition was initially funded by the Ohio Department of Health's Office of Healthy Ohio Community Obesity Prevention Program Grant and has been sustained by Columbus Public Health and the commitment of our partners.

Awards in which the coalition has received include:

The GHKC coalition is facilitated by Columbus Public Health in partnership with Ohio State University Extension and brings together organizations from throughout the city with the goal of actively changing the Columbus community to provide children the earliest possible opportunity to develop a healthy lifestyle and to reduce their risk of overweight and obesity. By joining GHKC coalition you will be partnering with more than 40 other organizations working together to promote the same messages in an effort to reduce childhood overweight and obesity through policy, systems and environment changes.

Our Shared Vision: Columbus is a community in which all children live ina smoke-free environment, have daily opportunities for active play, and haveaccess to nutritious foods so they enter kindergarten ready to live, learn andplay at their best.

To Join: Email Ali Segna at amsegna@columbus.gov.

View our diverse Coalition Partners 


Coalition meetings are held at Columbus Public Health.

2020 meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday January 28: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C
  • Tuesday February 25: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C
  • Tuesday March 31: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C
  • Tuesday April 28: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C
  • Tuesday May 19: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C
  • Tuesday June 30: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C
  • Tuesday July 28: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C
  • Tuesday August 25: 10 - 11:30 am; Room 119C
  • Tuesday September 29: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C
  • Tuesday October 27: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C
  • Tuesday December 1: 10 - 11:30 am, Room 119C