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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Awareness matters! Vaccinating for HPV can prevent cervical cancer.

There’s good news on the healthcare front—over the past 40 years rates of cervical cancer have dropped dramatically due to widespread access to regular cervical screenings (pap tests). The other good news comes in the form of a vaccine– which protects against Human Papillomavirus, (or HPV), which is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Up […]

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Art Installation to Normalize Breastfeeding Around Bozeman

Public unveiling of Bozeman Breastfeeds photos will celebrate local breastfeeding families. Montana ranks first in the nation for the rate of exclusive breastfeeding at the ages of three and six months, a wonderful success! However, there is more work to do. A stigma still exists around breastfeeding in public, which can be uncomfortable for new […]

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Meet Jeremy Jenks, Environmental Health Services

Jeremy Jenks Job Title: Sanitarian What do you do? I review wastewater treatment system permits and perform inspections. Why does your work matter?  Wastewater can contaminate our drinking water if not disposed of correctly leading to many deadly diseases. Why did you choose to work in this position? What were you doing before?  I chose […]

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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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Put back-to-school immunizations on your to-do list!

Although the start of school may not be on your radar, getting on a vaccination schedule should be. Some vaccines require more than one dose, so it’s important to plan ahead. Below is a list of necessary vaccinations required to attend school or participate in pre-school or a licensed childcare establishment. There are 14 serious […]

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Keeping Kids Hydrated

  By Gallatin County WIC   It’s that time of year again in Gallatin County when the temperatures are on the rise and kids are spending more time playing outside. Did you know proper hydration can play a big role in your child’s health? It’s important to make sure your children stay hydrated, and water […]

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