University of Montana Farm to College

UM Farm to College supports agriculture and economic development statewide by purchasing Montana food products to serve in our dining venues. The UM Farm to College (FTC) Program brings fresh, locally grown and processed food to campus through direct relationships with local farmers, ranchers, and businesses. University Dining Services initiated the FTC Program in the […]

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Eat Smart, Move More Missoula, Montana

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.  […]

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Madison Valley Medical Center Health Fair

The Health Fair at Madison Valley Medical Center is a community service event that focuses on screening tests and education for life style changes that support good health. The Health Fair is a spring and fall event that focuses on screening and prevention.  It gives the community the opportunity to have low cost diagnostic testing […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2011 Winner: Shelby, Montana

City of Shelby, Montana “Today, more than ever, there is a need to provide opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school safely.  Many rural communities like Shelby struggle with inadequate sidewalks and walkways; traffic congestion around schools; and for Shelby, a railway that dissects the community.   The mission of the City of […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2011 Winner: Stillwater County Health and Wellness Fair

Stillwater Health and Wellness Fair “According to the Stillwater County Health Profile provided by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, the leading cause of death in Stillwater County is cancer.  The second leading cause of death is heart disease.  Health care in Stillwater County consists of one local, thirteen bed, hospital, two rural […]

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Senator Jon Tester Supports National Rural Health Day in Montana

Tester marks ‘National Rural Health Day’ by highlighting access Senator says Montana’s rural health education centers play a vital role in underserved areas. (U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester on Thursday marked the first annual ‘National Rural Health Day’ by shining a spotlight on an initiative that supports better health care in Montana: the state’s […]

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Governor Schweitzer Proclaims November 17, 2011 as National Rural Health Day in Montana

Please read Governor Schweitzer’s proclamation to make November 17, 2011 National Rural Health Day in Montana.

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Congressman Denny Rehberg Supports National Rural Health Day in Montana

Please read what  Representative Denny Rehberg has to say about rural health in Montana.

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Senator Max Baucus supports National Rural Health Day in Montana

Please read Senator Baucus’ letter of support about National Rural Health Day in Montana. Contact Senator Max Baucus at: 30 W 14th St Ste 206 Helena, MT 59601 (406) 449-5480  

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Longfellow Farm to School (F2S) Committee

Longfellow Farm to School (F2S) Committee is a Bozeman, Montana parent based group that educates school children about local foods, nutrition and healthy habits.    The Longfellow Farm to School Committee received a grant from the Community Food Co-op and was able to partner up with a local company to make six movable garden boxes […]

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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, […]

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Sweet Grass Food

Started in 2008, the Big Timber Community Garden has a goal of providing nutritious and fresh produce to the community of Big Timber. Many gardeners give a portion of their harvest to the community food bank, the senior center, or sell at the farmer’s market. Program Description: What is the health and wellness or prevention […]

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