DID YOU KNOW?Almost 3 children out of every 5 don’t eat enough fruit.
Food Access & Nutrition Information
Whether your issue is not enough, too much of one thing, too picky, or pure love of, we have information for you.
SNAP (formerly known as food stamps): Food is expensive. This program can help. Visit SNAP site
SNAP-Ed is a free series of cooking and nutrition classes offered by MSU Cooperative Extension. For more information, contact SNAP Educator Kim Degner at 406.447.8042 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up, click here.
WIC-Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program. A little extra healthy food and education to keep your family well.
Helena Food Share
If you run out, they are there. Helena and East Helena pantry locations.
The Summer Food Service Program. Go to Memorial Park in the summer for free lunch!
The Backpack Meal Program provides hungry children with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available. Visit the Montana Food Bank Network’s BackPack Meal Program website or call 406.721.3825.
Both Boulder and Helena have farmers’ markets that offer an array of fresh, seasonal produce and other healthy items to enjoy. Farmers’ markets are also a great place to take your family for a morning adventure. The Helena farmers’ market takes WIC and SNAP benefits. Save your food dollars for local and fresh goods and have some fun to boot!
On a budget? Need fun and educational things to do with the kids? Need more exercise? Want to meet cool people and learn new skills? Grow your own food in a local community garden plot!
Cooking Matters at the Store
Cooking Matters at the Store teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. The 60- to 90-minute tour is led by skilled facilitators with varied backgrounds: culinary professionals, health professionals, WIC coordinators, Head Start staff and teachers, and others. If you have any questions about Cooking Matters at the Store, contact Lisa Lee at 406.444.3518 or LLee@mt.gov.
Dinners Done Right
They take SNAP! Teach your kids how to cook and let someone else clean up. Fun and functional.
No Kid Hungry Montana
This site as a huge variety of resources for parents, teachers, kids, and anyone who wants to learn more about providing healthy, nutritious, filling foods. Click here to learn more.
Ellyn Satter Institute
They are the feeding and eating experts. Click here to learn more.
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