Make this Halloween fun AND healthy!

October 28, 2016 | Kids & Families, Nutrition, WIC

By: Shanna Rottloff, Montana State University Community Health Intern Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween is a day filled with tricks and treats, but not all those treats must be filled with sugar. After a successful evening of trick or treating, children can bring home between 3,500 and […]

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Open Enrollment 2017

October 28, 2016 | Uncategorized

Do you have a health insurance plan in place for 2017? If not, now is the time. Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance is required for everyone. Open Enrollment for the government’s Health Insurance Marketplace is now underway. Deadlines are as follow: Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2016 and continues through January 31, 2017 […]

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Participants Needed!

October 14, 2016 | Uncategorized

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition in Gallatin County is working to find better and smarter ways to empower families and children to make healthy food and physical activity choices. A recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CNHA) in Gallatin County shows: A decrease in children with a healthy weight between 2011 and 2014 Low rates […]

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Tobacco 21

Raising the minimum legal sale age for tobacco products to 21 is a promising strategy to save lives and reduce smoking and other tobacco use among youth. A 21 sale age complements other strategies to reduce tobacco use, including higher tobacco taxes, the Clean Indoor Air Act, and well-funded, sustained tobacco prevention and cessation programs […]

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Safe Sleep for Babies

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of children under 1 year of age. SIDS is the leading cause of death for U.S. infants from 1 month to 1 year. While there is no specific cause of SIDS, studies show there are three conditions affecting it, and when all three are present, […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Why Pink?

October 5, 2016 | Cancer Screening, Women's Health

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month October brings with it many great things: the start of autumn, beautiful foliage, football games, candy corn, pumpkin lattes… and a lot of pink. In October, we see pink ribbons, pink candies, pink T-shirts, pink bracelets and pink sneakers. In recent years, we have even seen hot pink accents on […]

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