Take Action

Join the movement to make Montana a healthier and happier place to live. Here are some helpful resources to get informed about healthy lifestyle choices – such as eating better and making regular physical activity a part of your daily life. Together, we can make changes to improve our own health, the health of our families and the health of others in our community.

Remote Learning for Montana Families

We are pleased to announce that in response to the extensive shutdown of Montana schools, our partner EVERFI is making available a new Family Portal that allows parents to receive direct access to a library of 20-plus digital courses for K-12 students for a limited time. The courses include Mental Wellness Basics, which we’ve already made available to schools throughout Montana through the Big Blue Sky Initiative’s suicide prevention efforts.

At a time when parents are struggling to balance work and childcare, and assisting with remote learning, EVERFI has created a solution to provide quality educational content on life’s most critical topics, including mental wellness, digital wellness, prescription drug safety, financial readiness, career exploration, and many more. Signing up for this content is easy! Here are the four steps you need to take:

  • Visit the EVERFI Family Portal
  • Select your state
  • Select your child’s school name
  • Receive the full catalog of age-appropriate courses for your child
In the News
Obesity and Chronic Disease

KPAX: Montana Among States with the Lowest Rates of Obesity, Work Still Needs to be Done

Billings Gazette: Montana Just Keeps Getting Fatter, Study Shows

Time: States with highest, Lowest Youth Obesity Rates

PBS: More Americans Exercise, But More U.S. Adults Also Edge Closer to Obesity, Survey Says

The Hill: Rural America Struggles with Obesity Epidemic

Montana Standard: Walking, Stretching Throughout the Day Vital for Desk-Bound Workers

The Atlantic: The Obesity Cure Is Out of Reach in the Heaviest States


Vox: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

New York Times: The Heartbreakers at Chain Restaurants

New York Times: How to Read a Food Label

KBZK: Eating with class – Butte elementary students start the day on a full stomach

Montana Ledger: Secret to Eating Healthy Diet is in the Basics of Nutrition

PBS: To Lose Weight, Focus on What You Eat, Not How Much

MSU: Dietetic Interns, WWAMI Medical Students Collaborate to Learn About Food as Medicine

U.S. News: Most Americans Don’t Pay Attention to Calorie Counts on Restaurants Menus

Popular Science: Updated Nutrition Labels Could Improve Health – If You Know How to Read Them

Helena IR: Kids Cooking Camp Aims to Help East Helena Become a Food and Cultural Hub


U.S. News: How to Exercise Outside This Winter – and Make it Fun

Great Falls Tribune: Senior Fitness – It’s Both Physical and Social

New York Times: More Fitness, Less Fatness

24/7 Wall St: Huge Study Shows American Kids Don’t Get Enough Exercise

PBS: More Americans Exercise, But More U.S. Adults Also Edge Closer to Obesity, Survey Says

Inc: Montana 29th on List that Ranks States By How Much Healthy Exercise Workers Get

Thrillist: These Are The States Where People Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise

Billings Gazette: Trainers Aim to Create Gym to Help Veterans Heal Minds Through Exercise

Science: How Does Exercise Keep Your Brain Young?