A Family That Eats Together, Stays Together

From the time they drag their little feet out the door until they lay their sleepy heads down at night, kids are on the move. Getting them to stop long enough to have a conversation may seem impossible, but you have a secret weapon for capturing their attention…mealtime! The number one benefit of sitting down […]

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This Season, Spread Holiday Cheer, Not Foodborne Illnesses

December 17, 2018 | Food, Healthy Living

USDA Office of Communications Press (202) 720-9113 Consumer Inquiries (888) 674-6854 WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2018 – If you’re cooking for friends and family this holiday season, it’s important to make sure you’re not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses. A recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service […]

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A Healthy Twist on Thanksgiving Dinner

November 9, 2018 | Food, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and then Christmas and New Years! These holidays can translate into unneeded calories and extra pounds, so here at WIC we have put together a Thanksgiving survival guide. Keep reading for all the healthy alternatives to your favorite recipes and other ideas for your traditional Thanksgiving Day. Planning a […]

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Gallatin County 3rd Quarter Inspection Reports

The Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services performs inspections that assure the safety of the public and the prevention of conditions and practices that endanger public health. Inspections are focused on health-related issues where registered sanitarians determine compliance with the local Health Code and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Rules. An […]

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News From the Pumpkin Patch!

September 26, 2018 | Food, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes, WIC

By Shawnna Filer, WIC Nutrition Technician News From the Pumpkin Patch! There is a crispness to the morning air, football is in full swing and the leaves are falling! That can only mean one thing; autumn is here and it is the perfect time to talk pumpkins! Did you know that the pumpkin is classified […]

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Gallatin County Quarter 2 Inspection Reports

The Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services performs inspections that assure the safety of the public and the prevention of conditions and practices that endanger public health. Inspections are focused on health-related issues where registered sanitarians determine compliance with the local Health Code and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Rules. An […]

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Solving the Lunch Conundrum

It’s no secret that kids can be picky eaters and coming up with ideas for healthy school lunches can be challenging. It becomes even more so when there are multiple children all with different taste buds! In our house, one kid likes leftovers from the night before, the other doesn’t like much of anything. So […]

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August is ‘Kids Eat Right’ Month

  With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of exercise is vital. Parents and caregivers can play a big role in children’s nutrition and health, teaching kids about healthy foods, being a good role model and making sure physical activity is incorporated into each day. August, which is […]

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Container Gardening

By, Shawnna Filer In the spirit of summer bounties, June’s Healthy Gallatin WIC blog focuses on growing your own vegetables by starting a container garden. If you are like me and live in a location where traditional gardening is not an option, a container garden can be a great way to enjoy the satisfaction of […]

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Tips and Tricks for Managing Special Diets

Have you ever had friends or family members try to persuade you try a certain diet? Or have a medical professional advise you to eat a certain way based on some study? Like me, you were probably thinking to yourself, “Well, that’s not going to work! I have celiac disease, or my kid has a […]

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