Environmental Health Professionals Week is March 10-14
Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed March 10-14, 2014, Environmental Health Professionals Week, in honor of the numerous registered sanitarians working across the state to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their fellow Kentuckians (click here to view the Governor’s Proclamation).
Environmental health professionals help ensure the safety of restaurants, grocery stores, supermarkets, food production facilities, schools, hotels, motels, mobile home parks, public swimming pools and tattoo businesses through routine health inspections. They also provide support for other health programs that target issues such as lead-based paint, septic systems, radon, milk, water, quality assurance, animal rabies and many more.
We are very excited to recognize the contributions made by our environmental health professionals to public health and to the citizens of Lexington.
NEW! March classes to help you lose weight/maintain weight-loss, eat healthy, provide breastfeeding support, manage diabetes & more
Breastfeeding Moms Club launches March 21: Our breastfeeding support services staff have added an exciting, new (and free) program to its roster of classes. Join other breastfeeding moms with babies 6 months or younger to talk about the joys and challenges of breastfeeding: how to satisfy your baby, making enough milk, keeping things comfortable and going back to work or school. For more information, call the Breastfeeding Warm Line at (859) 288-2348. You can view upcoming class dates here.
Diabetes Health Chats: FREE monthly support groups held at five different locations in Lexington. Learn more here.
Breastfeeding Basics: FREE class for expecting parents, which covers how to breastfeed, knowing baby gets enough and information about pumps/supplies. Two sessions offered monthly. Learn more about upcoming class dates and locations here.
Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group: FREE support group appropriate for anyone wishing to lose weight or maintain weight loss. Share your struggles and ideas with others on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, held noon-1 p.m. at Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. For more information, or to pre-register, call (859) 288-2446.
William Wells Brown Community Center aerobics classes: The Lexington Division of Parks & Recreation hosts FREE classes held 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday thru May at 548 E. Sixth St. Aerobics, zumba and various fitness classes for ages 18-plus. Weight room also open 5-9 p.m. For more information, call (859) 389-6678.
NEW! Upcoming pool school operator and food manager certification class schedules
#PoolSchool is almost in session: Did you know that we require all pools and spas in Fayette County to have at least one certified pool operator on-hand during all hours of operation? If you need to get certified, click here to download the 2014 brochure, fill out the form, and send it to us via mail, or drop it off in person 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, at our Environmental Health Office at 805A Newtown Circle.
Food manager certification classes: Did you also know all food establishments in Fayette County are required to have a certified food manager on duty at all times of operation? If you need to get certified, click here to download the March-May 2014 brochure, fill out the form, and send it to us via mail, or drop it off in person 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, at our Environmental Health Office at 805A Newtown Circle.
These classes fill up quickly, so make sure to send in your registration form as soon as possible!
Lexington restaurant scores now online - scores updated March 11, 2014
To help diners in Lexington stay better informed, we are now posting restaurant inspections scores on this website. We inspect about 1,500 establishments each year, twice per year. This includes restaurants, schools and universities cafeterias, supermarkets, convenience stores, farmers' markets, permanent and temporary concession stands and anywhere else food is routinely served. View online scores >
Fayette County Board of Health shows support for statewide smoking ban
The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health recently wrote a letter in support of the passage of HB 173, a comprehensive smoke-free workplace bill that will eliminate secondhand smoke from all indoor workplaces and public places. This marked a meaningful step for the Fayette County Board of Health given that the Board helped Lexington become the first city in Kentucky to pass a no-smoking ordinance more than ten years ago.
Click here to read the Board's full letter of support.