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Underage Drinking: How Parents Can Prevent it

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 by

Underage drinking continues to plague our community. It’s important that we work together to make Manitowoc County a healthier place for all our citizens. Studies show that parents have the greatest influence on a child’s decision to drink. More than 70 percent of children say parents are the leading influence in their decision to drink or not. Children […]

Medications and Health Literacy

Posted on Jan 17, 2018 by

Medications are becoming harder to understand. With newer medications that are hard to pronounce, hard to take, and hard to pay for, education for patients is important to make sure the medications work. Many people don’t understand their medications because of age, race, education, or low income resulting in low health literacy. Talking with a […]

Community Issues: Community Solutions

Posted on Jan 1, 2018 by

Recently there have been many conversations about the impact of drug addiction in our community. It is healthy for our community to voice opinions, share ideas, seek solutions and work together to build a healthier place to live. The drug issue facing Manitowoc County is not one we face alone, many communities across the nation […]

Safe and Healthy Food Pantry Project: The Start of Something BIG

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 by

  Safe and Healthy Food Pantry Project: The Start of Something BIG Laura Apfelbeck, County Coordinator People who rely on food pantries may have a more difficult time eating healthfully, according to a recent article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Oct. 2016). The study examined the contents of bags distributed […]