Reducing Holiday Waste

December 19, 2013 | Environmental Health, Recycling

Did you know that from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent? Food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons—all of this puts an additional one million tons a week in to the nation’s garbage piles.  If we all do our part to cut back, we can […]

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Parents as Teachers

December 12, 2013 | Kids & Families, Parenting & Prenatal

By Healthy Gallatin Home Visiting If you have raised a child in Gallatin County, you may have been told about our Public Health Home Visitation program. Through this, new families can be visited by a public health nurse for help with breastfeeding and playing with or interacting with their new baby. But how exactly do […]

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‘Tis the Season… for a Healthy Relationship with Food

December 10, 2013 | Food, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition

By Gallatin County WIC This is the time of year when excessive amounts of candies, cookies, and comfort foods are found everywhere: in the office, at holiday parties, and especially at our annual holiday feasts. Heck, sometimes even the presents we receive involve unhealthy foods! Many people put on a few pounds this time of […]

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Happy (and Safe) National Impaired Driving Prevention Month!

December 5, 2013 | General, Safety

It’s that holiday time of the year, which sometimes involves that holiday cheer…meaning alcohol. There are holiday parties, family get-togethers, and New Year’s Eve bashes to top things off. It’s probably for this reason that the President of the United States has declared that December is “National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.” That means that the […]

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World AIDS Day: Uniting Against HIV

December 1 was World AIDS Day, and this year’s theme was “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS Free Generation.” On this day since 1988, people have reconfirmed their commitment to unite against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those lost to HIV/AIDS. According to the CDC, in 2011 there were […]

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