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March 2021 - National Nutrition Awareness Month

  • Good nutrition is important for everyone, but if you have diabetes, making healthy food choices can help you manage your blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
  • March is National Nutrition Month.  Time to “Personalize Your Plate,” and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages you to eat a variety of nutritious foods every day, plan your meals each week, and learn the skills to prepare tasty and healthful meals that will help you manage your diabetes.
  • A Registered Dietitian or a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can help you tailor a healthful eating plan that fits your life and will help you meet your diabetes and health goals. Ask your health care provider for a referral to a dietitian today.

August 2020 - Breastfeeding Still Important During a Pandemic

August 2020 - August is World Breastfeeding Month: Breastfeeding is Recognized as the Best Source of Nutrition for Most Infants

July 2020 - ​Reproductive and Sexual Health Needs Are Essential. Especially During a Pandemic

June 2020 -Safe Handling of Live Poultry

  • Raising backyard poultry is an increasingly popular spring activity in Montana.
  • Raising poultry has many benefits, but poultry can carry bacteria (or germs) that can make people ill and can cause severe complications.
  • Keep you and your family healthy by practicing safe handling of poultry.

April 2020 - Alcohol Awareness: Youth Emulate After Adults

April 2020 - Marijuana Use Increasing among High School Students

  • About 1 in 10 people who use marijuana will become addicted. If they start before age 18, the rate of addiction rises to 1 in 6.
  • Although marijuana use has been increasing among Montana high school students, most students have never tried marijuana and approximately 4 in 5 students don’t use marijuana regularly.
  • No amount of marijuana use during pregnancy or adolescence is known to be safe.

April 2020 - Montana No Kid Hungry #WearOrangeWednesday

  • In the midst of school closures and limited food access across the state, local schools, organizations, individuals and entire communities are stepping up to make sure kids still get three nutritious meals each day.
  • Every April, Montana No Kid Hungry holds an event called Wear Orange Wednesday as a way for all Montanans to stand united in the cause to end child hunger in our state.
  • In response to the current food emergency caused by COVID-19, join wear Orange Wednesday and show your appreciation on April 15th by wearing orange in a social media photo and sharing with #ThankAHungerHero and #WearOrangeWednesday.

April 2020 - Week of the Young Child, April 11-17: Keeping Young Children Healthy for Life