Eat Smart

Eat Smart Eat Smart is part of the public health project to improve the health of Missoula area residents through education, partnerships, policy, and environmental changes. This program is part of the Missoula Public Health Department. Eat Smart began in 2005, first funded through a NAPA grant and then through the City-County Health Department as […]

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Fresh Food Initiative

RHI Profile of the Week: Fresh Food Initiative The Fresh Food Initiative aims to increase Montana residents’ access to healthy food and local products. The Fresh Food Initiative works on various activities, including: the Helena Food Share revitalization, distribution of locally grown food through the mobile farm stand; increasing nutritious food options through the Grocery […]

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Montana Harvest of the Month

The Montana Harvest of the Month (HOM) program showcases Montana grown foods in Montana schools, institutions, and communities. Each month, participating programs focus on promoting one locally grown item (e.g., winter squash) by serving it in at least one meal while displaying promotional and educational HOM materials. HOM is a perfect way to launch or grow […]

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Healthy Neighborhood Project

The Healthy By Design Coalition is a community health coalition working to make the healthy choice, the easy choice in Yellowstone County. Through an implementation grant from the Kresge Foundation, the Healthy Neighborhood Project team, in direct collaboration with a resident steering committee, is working toward the implementation of the Healthy Neighborhood Plan for the […]

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Let’s Move! Missoula

5-2-1-0 Let’s Move! Missoula (5210 LM!M) is shifting a culture so healthy environments are the norm because they know that people make the choices that are available to them. How easy is it for you to live a 5-2-1-0 day? 5-2-1-0 is a daily recipe for health. Each day we should try to: Enjoy – […]

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Mail-a-Meal

“We are here to serve our neighbors that have nowhere else to turn” A part of the Montana Food Bank Network, Mail-a-Meal is a program designed to reach food insecure Montanans without access to emergency food assistance, or nutritious quality food. Those in need simply fill out an intake form, and Mail-a-Meal delivers a 50 […]

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Success Story: Helena Community Gardens

Helena Community Gardens (HCG) provides organic vegetables to many community families with food insecurities through the Helena Food Share. In 2017, Helena Community Gardens applied for a mini-grant from the Rural Health Initiative (RHI) to use to extend one of the community gardens. After being awarded the grant, HCG purchased and constructed row covers for two garden plots […]

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RHI Profile of the Week: Food Bank Network BackPack Program!

Montana Food Bank Network: BackPack Program The BackPack Program’s purpose is to improve students’ academic performance and physical health by providing them with the nutritious food necessary for them to learn, thrive, and grow, rather focusing on than the effects of chronic hunger. The program was started at DeSmet School in Missoula in January 2008 and […]

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Roundup Memorial Health Fair

Each year, Roundup Memorial Healthcare hosts a community health fair in Roundup, MT to promote healthy eating, physical activity, health services, and other local health and wellness resources. The event is sponsored by Roundup Memorial Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. The mission of Roundup Memorial Healthcare is to deliver safe, patient-centered care […]

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Montana No Kid Hungry: “Breakfast After the Bell”

End child hunger in Montana by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. In Montana, 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger.  That’s 45,700 kids in Montana as well as their families.  For children at risk of hunger, the number doubles to 92,000 children that have experienced hunger and lack access to […]

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Shape Up Montana

Shape Up Montana February 1 – May 1, 2018 Registration Begins January 1, 2018 Ready to get back into shape after the holidays? The Shape Up Montana program is a team wellness program where teams, made up of friends, family members, coworkers, etc. can compete against other teams across the state of Montana. In the […]

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Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Health Classes

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital provides many free classes that highlight different health and wellness topics. One of the classes they feature is a Weekly Bereavement Support Group. Marcus Daly Hospice offers an opportunity to share and learn from others suffering from the death of a loved one. The hospital explains that grief is an emotional, physical, and […]

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