Montana Rural Health Initiative

RHI Webinars

Montana’s Rural Health Initiative hosts regular webinars. Here are the upcoming events!

Upcoming Webinars:  

February 18, 2016 2:00-3:00 pm MST                                      Title: Mapping Mental Health Resources in Montana Objectives:
Explore the landscape of Montana’s mental health status
• Introduction of Mental Health First Aid and how to expand your mental health literacy
• Connecting communities to mental health resources available in Montana                                                                                           Presented by Kailyn Dorhauer with the Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center       Register Here! (event password: MRHI)

March 9, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:15 pm MST
Title: School Breakfast: What’s the Big Deal? Tips on how to expand and maximize the potential of your school’s breakfast program
Content:This webinar will help anyone interested in alternative breakfast models understand the different types and how they are implemented. Three types are highlighted; breakfast in the classroom, grab and go, and a traditional breakfast with alternative components and are implemented in both large and small school districts. The presentation can help those working in schools and community members interested in expanding the reach of their school’s breakfast program. The three featured speakers are food service leadership and will help walk participants through how the program was created, what daily operations look like, and give tips for those who might like to give their model a try. This webinar also offers OPI educational credits for any school nutrition professional.
Presented by the Montana Food bank Network

March 22, 2016 from 2:00 – 2:30 pm  MST                                                                                           Title: Montana’s Smarter Lunchrooms – Customer Service Best Practices   Content: Customer satisfaction is essential for thriving, successful school meal programs. Go directly to the source for ideas and feedback. Start a Smarter Lunchrooms Team (consisting of several students, the school food service director, teachers and others) at your school to glean loads of useful information!  Measure how “smart” your lunchroom is, identify simple changes to make it smarter, and work with the Smarter Lunchrooms Team to carry out those changes.                                                                 Speaker: Montana Team Nutrition – Katie Bark or Molly Stenberg                                                   Register Here!


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