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  • Richland County Prenatal Nutrition Program

    Ludmila Keller|Jun 19, 2013

    Richland County Extension and the Richland County Health Department are pleased to offer a free, 3-week prenatal nutrition program. Living and eating healthy during pregnancy is crucial for both the mother’s and newborn’s health. A balanced diet is important to provide nutrients for the growth of the unborn, and prevent low birth weight. For mothers, a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy can also prevent excess weight gain, heartburn, nausea and infection. This new program will clear up the myt...

  • Make Your Home Asthma-Friendly

    Ludmila Keller|May 15, 2013

    Over 8 million children in the U.S. suffer from asthma. It also the leading cause why children miss school. This disease, which is characterized by attacks of tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing, has no cure, but it can be controlled. To control asthma and prevent asthma attacks, it is important to understand what triggers attacks. Some common triggers that set off asthma attacks include cigarette smoke, pollen, pests, dust, mold, cleaning products, and the flu or...

  • The Fight Against Food Cravings

    Ludmila Keller|Apr 17, 2013

    You just enjoyed a delicious dinner and feel fully satisfied. No way you could bring yourself to have even just one other bite. Thirty minutes later: You are on the hunt for food! You are rushing to your fridge, checking out the kitchen cabinets for something to calm that forceful feeling that you just cannot get out of your head you are having a craving attack. How is it possible you suddenly feel hungry again even though it’s been half an hour since your last meal? The carbohydrates from our f...

  • Lead Paint Certification Training Offered

    Ludmila Keller|Apr 10, 2013

    Montana and North Dakota have many homes built before 1978 which may contain lead-based paint. Companies and contractors in all states doing work on these homes and some other buildings are required to be trained and EPA Certified. To become certified, contractors can now take a training offered by MSU Extension in Sidney, MT. Common renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint can create hazardous lead dust and chips which can be harmful to adults and even more so...

  • Food and Fun the Health Fair

    Ludmila Keller|Mar 6, 2013

    Have you made any plans for March 12 or 13? No? Then drop by at Richland County’s Event Center for the 2013 Richland County Health Fair. This year’s Health Fair will bring about information, activities, fun and food! Is there a better combination? The theme of the upcoming fair is Farm-to-Table and couldn’t come at a better time. Consuming ‘real’ foods, such as unprocessed fruits, vegetables, meats and milk provides us with carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals we need for a healthy d...

  • The Sweet Potato

    Ludmila Keller|Feb 13, 2013

    February marks the National Sweet Potato Month, so let’s use this occasion to learn a bit more about this delicious vegetable. There are many reasons why we like sweet potatoes, and why they shouldn’t be just a “Thanksgiving-food”. Not only does this produce go well with meats, fruits and other vegetables, is available year round, but it is also full of nutrients. The sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas, is native to Central and South America, and often called ‘yam’ in stores. However, sweet potatoes...

  • Small Steps to Health & Wealth

    Ludmila Keller|Jan 30, 2013

    With the beginning of 2013, millions of New Year’s Resolutions have been made. Popular resolutions range from losing weight to improving finances, and are a great way to start a new year and new life. Unfortunately, it is not long after New Year’s Day that many of us break our resolutions. While people start out energized with sweeping resolutions, they may soon reach a wall on how to achieve them. A better approach would be to identify small action steps which are easily attainable in our day...

  • Sharing the Best Time of the Day, Family Mealtime

    Ludmila Keller|Dec 12, 2012

    Who doesn’t enjoy finally sitting down with family and friends for a delicious holiday meal? Those moments are so special not simply because of the food (though it sure is an important factor), but the opportunity to catch up with our loved ones, sharing laughter and lives. So, why not share a meal with our family every day? Of course, we cannot cook a 3-course holiday meal every day, but everyday meals don’t need to be culinary prize winners to make them special, and there is nothing wrong wit...

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