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MSU Extension Food & Nutrition

Your gateway to current research-based nutrition information and Montana programs.

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Montana Program Focus Areas and Highlights

apple Food Preservation Resources for Montanans
- National Websites and MSU Extension Montguides for the consumer.

appleFood Fact Sheets
- MSU Extension agents collaborated to create this series of 15 food fact sheets for Montana grown fruits and vegetables. Each describes how to grow the food and keep it safe, along with various handling methods and preparation suggestions.

appleStrongWomen Program Information
- Montana offerings of a national program to implement safe and effective strength training programs for midlife and older women.

appleStrongWomen Across America
- Mobilizing a grass roots ‘social network’ movement within communities across the country to establish Change Clubs to make healthy food and opportunities for physical activity more accessible.

apple Montana Nutrition Education Programs- SNAP Ed and EFNEP
- MSU programs assisting limited resource audiences in acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets.

apple4-Health Parent Education Program: Prevention of Childhood Obesity
- Research-based parent education program developed specifically for rural Montana families, focusing on food and nutrition, physical activity, positive body image and parenting/family communication for promoting healthy lifestyles for both children and parents.

- Nationally recognized program for food safety training for food service personnel.

Other Featured Programs:

appleMontana Nutrition Programs and Partners
apple Alzheimers Toolkit
appleMeth Prevention - Tools for Schools
appleFood and Nutrition Briefs
- Featured issue: Update on Food Sustainability, March 2012
appleSteps to a New You
- Community-based healthy lifestyle program that is highly effective in improving activity, food and nutrition, and body image.
appleBlood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease Information
- MSU Extension Agents in 31 counties and reservations participate in a high blood pressure prevention project in collaboration with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Cardiovascular Health Program.
appleStarting a Specialty Food Business
- MSU video and resource guide addressing critical issues for entrepreneurs. Click here for program brochure/ ordering info.
appleCelebrating Food Safety at Pow Wows
- MSU food safety video and promotional materials for use at Pow Wows.
appleSafe Aid for Food Banks
- Food safety program developed in Montana for use in food banks.