Eat Smart, Move More’s mission is to improve the food and beverage choices made by Missoula county residents.
Eat Smart, Move More is part of the public health initiative focusing on decreasing the prevalence of obesity and improving the health of Missoula residents through community interventions including population based education, partnerships, policy and environmental changes.
Eat Smart began in 2005, first funded through a NAPA grant and then through the City-County Health Department as obesity was recognized as an epidemic. The Eat Smart Missoula Program works closely with it’s
counterpart Program “Move More” and “Active Kids” Program.
Eat Smart Nutrition E-Newsletter:
- Weekly e-newsletter to inform recipients about the latest nutrition articles and information from peer reviewed journals, dietitians, and health and fitness professionals.
- Smart Shopping: Helping consumers to make healthier food choices.
- Buy Local: Participate on community food systems team.
Workplace and Community Events:
- Vending: Encourage workplaces to stock vending machines and concession stands with healthy items.
- Healthy food options: Partner with employers, community groups and faith organizations to make it easier for people to make healthy food choices.
- Restaurants: Partner with restaurants to provide and promote healthier menu choices.
- Environment and Policy: Positively influence food and beverage choices in Missoula County Public Schools.
Health Care Providers:
- Resources: Provide tools, support, information about community resources and nutrition guidelines to health care providers.
- Increase breastfeeding duration and frequency for all infants born in Missoula County.
- Encourage worksites to support breastfeeding mothers after they return from maternity leave.
To learn more about Eat Smart Missoula, click the following links:
Rebecca Morley, Eat Smart Missoula Program Coordinator
Missoula City-County Health Department
301 W. Alder
Missoula, MT 59802