National Nutrition Month
Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your bowl. Eating the right food is the #1 preventive measure you can take to be healthier. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need to be healthier. Everyday, you should eat foods from all the food groups. In today’s fast-paced world, we know it’s tough to eat the right things, but with a little bit of planning, you can do it. MORE >
Child Car Seats
Child safety seats are required by law in every state because they provide the best protection for infants and young children. The Health Department provides car seats to income-eligible parents, has information on how to choose the right car seat and can help with the installation of the seat. MORE >
Wash Those Hands!
The simple activity of washing your hands often has the potential to save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention? Oct. 15 is Global Hand Washing day, but it is important promote and practice hand washing. It is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent disease and sickness. MORE >
The health department offers free counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy to combat with the addiction to tobacco. The program is designed to help tobacco users Put It Out for Good within an eight-week timeframe. Combining counseling and nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patches, gum or lozenges) improves a person’s chances of quitting. Ongoing classes are held every Thursday night in the health department conference room. MORE >