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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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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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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Tips for a FUN & SAFE 4th of July!

July 2, 2018 | Kids & Families, Recreation, Safety

Happy Independence Day! Here in Montana, the 4th of July always seems to represent the start of summer. After a rainy June in Gallatin County, it’s time for fun in the sun and celebrations with friends and family. Along with the celebration—and with fireworks—there are some safety issues to consider in order to make sure […]

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Try it, you might like it! Tips for parents of picky eaters.

March 15, 2018 | Kids & Families, Nutrition, WIC

Do you feel like pulling your hair out when it comes to getting your preschooler to eat anything but mac & cheese? Would your toddler rather play with Legos than eat anything at all? If you lay awake at night worrying about your child’s nutrition, read on for some helpful tips! In our line of […]

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Celebrate National Reading AND Women’s History Month With These Great Reads

It’s National Reading Month and Women’s History Month! If you are interested in public health, consider checking out some of these books – all written by awesome ladies. Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson Silent Spring began with a “fable for tomorrow” – a true story using a composite of examples drawn from many real communities […]

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Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day!

It’s National Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day! Considering reading these one of these environmental health-related books with your child. In addition to spending quality time with your child and setting them up for success, you’re teaching them the importance of being stewards of our environment. Happy reading! The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss Long […]

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