The nutrition program provides information about healthy living to the general public through programs like Fit Fargo and Walk This Way, as well as through presentations to school-age children in their classrooms.
Limited individual nutrition counseling is provided to children with special medical needs who are referred to the nutritionist by a member of the health department staff.
Funding for services comes from a Maternal Child Health grant through the state health department and Cass County. Services are provided by a licensed registered dietitian.
These Web sites offer helpful information and advice about nutrition:
The American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org
NDSU Extension Service Web sites containing nutritional information at www.ext.nodak.edu/foodlink.htm
Choose My Plate can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you.