Every Kid Healthy™

Every Kid Healthy™ is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. It highlights the important link between physical activity and learning; because healthy kids learn better. Our community is full of programs and activities that give kids the resources and education to make healthy choices in the food they eat and […]

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Time for a Spring Clean!

April 21, 2016 | Healthy Homes

It’s here, sun and snow– which in Montana, we call spring. While most people think of spring cleaning in terms of their home it’s just as important, if not more so, to take care of your outdoor environment. There are three important areas to focus on, well water testing, dog poop cleanup and rodent droppings […]

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This Week’s Grocery Deals

April 21, 2016 | Food, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, WIC

Special thanks goes to Town & Country Grocers for donation of 18-$10 gift certificates for our quarterly participant prize drawing. All participants who attend their WIC appointments are eligible.   Town & Country 4/21/16-4/27/16 Produce Power! Fresh Washington Asparagus $2.19/lb Red or Baking Potatoes 3 lbs./$1 Zucchini Squash .69/lb Roma Tomatoes .79/lb Navel Oranges or Fresh […]

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Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents can make a difference in teen alcohol use

April 14, 2016 | Health, Healthy Living

More than 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision to drink or not drink. Studies show the same percentage, (80%) of kids say they are less likely to drink when they receive the message from their parents that underage drinking is completely unacceptable¹. Each April, the […]

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Stay Super. Beat Diabetes.

April 7, 2016 | Health, Healthy Living

April 7, 2016 is World Health Day. This year the focus is on diabetes; a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose which could lead to damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. The chronic disease occurs when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body cannot effectively […]

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The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is a FREE service designed as a support system to help Montanans become tobacco-free. Read on to learn more… Is the quit line free, confidential and/or dependent on health insurance? The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is a completely free and confidential service offered by the Montana Department of Public Health […]

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Make the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation

It’s National Public Health Week and the public health community is once again rallying around the goal to make the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation- by 2030. American’s are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation, thanks largely to the work of public health, but the work is not over. People in […]

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