Profile of the Week: Nourish the Flathead

Nourish the Flathead

Nourish the Flathead’s mission is to reconnect people to the sources of our food through education, outreach and market support.    Nourish the Flathead runs a community garden behind Flathead Valley Community College, within that garden they run a youth program called Stand Up. Dig in. (SUDI).  The beds that SUDI works contain food that […]

Profile of the Week: Strong Women

Strong Women

The primary objective of the StrongWomen™ Program is to help communities nationwide to implement safe and  effective strength training programs for midlife and older women. Women begin to show decline in muscle mass beginning at age 30 and if this condition is not reversed, women will have reduced strength and other severe consequences as they age. Women need […]


Yoga for Healthy Aging

 Yoga for Healthy Aging Whitefish Community Center offers a free yoga program for people in the community. Yoga for Healthy Aging is an ongoing program every Tuesday at 9:30 am. This program is a gentle, slow-paced yoga practice that aims to improve  breathing, balance, strength, and flexibility. Yoga is a great way to stay fit and can be exceptionally beneficial for […]

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Montana Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program

Diverse Montana Communities Deliver Lifestyle Change Program to Prevent Diabetes Since 2008, Montana communities have been helping prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among adults at high risk through the Montana Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program (CVDDPP).  The 10-month CVDDPP is based upon research evidence that intensive lifestyle change can prevent or delay […]

Foy’s to Blacktail Trails

A popular community trail system just 10 minutes from downtown Kalispell.  Contains miles of beautiful forested trails suitable for all ages and nearly all abilities, from families with small children and seniors to serious athletes. The Foy’s to Blacktail Trails at Herron Park, just 10 minutes from downtown Kalispell, provide hikers, runners, cyclists and equestrians […]

Evergreen Fitness Program

“Our community takes pride in the uniqueness of our program, as we have recently garnered national attention. The Evergreen Fitness Team was recognized regionally by Action for Healthy Kids, and nationally by the National Education Association for schools taking action against childhood obesity.” The first week each participant is given a pre-session evaluation. The evaluation […]

Bigfork/Ferndale Community Square Foot Garden

Come Grow With Us The St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Ferndale started a Square Foot Gardening system to provide members of the Bigfork and Ferndale communities along with the surrounding areas with a place to garden. The ground was made available by the St. Patrick’s Church. There are currently 72 plots and 62 of them were planted this […]


Kalispell Community Garden

The Kalispell Community Garden (KCG) allows locals, who don’t otherwise have the means, a location to grow their own vegetables to provide nutritious foods for their families. The Kalispell Community Garden has 50 gardening plots free to the community members. As it resides near low-income housing, many rely on their plots for a fresh source of […]

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Kalispell City Parks & Recreation — Gardening with Kids

Kalispell City Parks & Recreation “Gardening with Kids” Kalispell’s “Gardening with Kids” program received funding from the Montana Rural Health Initiative Incubator Mini-Grant in 2011. The success and details of the program are outlined below. Purpose: To increase awareness of healthy food choices, where food comes from, and gardening as a life skill. Process: Twice a week: […]


Montana FoodCorps & Grow Montana

Montana’s FoodCorps is a team of young leaders fighting the childhood obesity epidemic by helping K-12 schools serve more locally grown food, grow school gardens, and conduct hands-on nutrition education. The 2011-2012 team is focused on Montana’s rural communities, especially those with high levels of poverty or food insecurity. In the summer of 2006, Grow […]