Learning to like lentils…and other such things.

They may not seem like much at first glance, but lentils, dry peas and chickpeas (pulses) are healthy and flavorful. Not many foods have: potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin, and vitamin K. They are full of fiber, protein, folate and iron. Eating these foods instead of red meat could lower your overall risk of dying from […]

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Lice? Don’t panic, read on…

November 23, 2015 | Health, Healthy Living, Kids & Families

Although a nuisance, lice are generally not life threatening. There are 3 types of lice; head lice, body lice and pubic “crab” lice. Head Lice Head lice are most commonly found among pre-school and elementary age children along with household members of infested children. Head lice are found almost exclusively on the scalp, particularly around […]

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Nixing Ebola

November 19, 2015 | Communicable Disease, Health

Sierra Leone is Ebola free as of November 7, 2015; but people traveling from the country will still have to fly through one of five airports who do the screening. Travelers will be screened for fever, given thermometers and the contact information for the local health department. Both Sierra Leone and Liberia are continuing to […]

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Medicaid Expansion approved in Montana!

November 18, 2015 | Uncategorized

Beginning as early as January, 2016, low income Montanans will have access to affordable health insurance plans through the Health and Economic Livelihood Program (HELP) –timing is dependent on federal approval of the waiver. The plan covers the following essential health benefits: Doctor, hospital, and emergency services Prescription drugs Dental care Vision care Laboratory and […]

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FREE Thanksgiving Community Resources

November 12, 2015 | Uncategorized

For anyone looking for a warm and tasty Thanksgiving meal, and some company to go along with it, the following Gallatin County locations will be serving FREE prepared meals on Thanksgiving.   John Bozeman’s Bistro (125 W Main, 587-4100) will be serving a free dinner for the homeless or needy from noon-2pm. C3 Church (421 […]

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Winter WIC Recipe

November 10, 2015 | Uncategorized

The snow is officially here! What better way to warm up on cold, winter days than with a bowl of chili! Healthy Gallatin WIC wants to share this sweet potato and black bean chili recipe as an easy (and healthy!) meal idea for these ‘chili’ winter days. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili Makes 4 […]

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Come meet WIC’s new friend, Willow!

November 3, 2015 | Food, Kids & Families, Nutrition, WIC

By: Shanna Rottloff, Montana State University Community Health Intern Who is small and fuzzy and absolutely adores fruits and vegetables? Willow! That’s right; it’s our friend Willow the bunny and she is coming to visit the Healthy Gallatin WIC office. Willow loves to teach children (and their parents!) all about food and how it is […]

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