Start slowly. Add one more family meal to your weekly routine. Plan tasty meals together. Let every family member choose a favorite food and build simple, delicious meals around them. Plant your own garden. Start crops indoors with seeds and later transplant outside as young plants. Learn More
Health District Advisory Council Meeting
The mayor of each of the villages, the Muskingum County Commissioners, and the chairperson of each townships Board of Trustees are designated members of the Muskingum County Health District Advisory Council. This annual meeting will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:30pm at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. For information: 454-9741 X 282.
FREE Parenting Class on Preschool Readiness
Help Me Grow, located at 333 Putnam Avenue, is offering FREE Parenting Classes once a month. The next class is Friday, March 14th, from 10:30am-12:00pm. The topic is Preschool Readiness and snacks will be provided. To register: 450-3275 extension 222 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designate a Sober Driver This St. Patricks Day
Muskingum County Safe Communities is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they have been drinking St. Patricks Day. Use a sober ride program: FREE rides home in The Barn Bus Saturday, Yellow Cab: 452-4555, or Starbright: 453-3882. Safe Communities is a coalition which includes local law enforcement and fire service agencies, EMS, the Muskingum County LEPC/EMA, medical personnel, private companies and county agencies. Learn more
Breastfeeding Cafe is March 19th
Are you a breastfeeding mom? Come to the Breastfeeding Moms Group! The group meets every month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Muskingum County WIC office (333 Putnam Ave in Zanesville). Its a chance for local moms to talk about breastfeeding and other parenting topics. Its also a safe and fun place for babies and toddlers to play. New, expectant & experienced Moms welcome! For more information: 454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.
Board of Health Meeting
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Regular meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the health department, 205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville. For information: 454-9741 X 282.
Boot Camp for New Dads & Baby Shower for New Moms
This event will be held Saturday, March 22nd, from 9am-Noon at the Forever Dads Center for Fathers & Families (109 Madison St in Zanesville). Boot Camp for Dads is a program including parenting skills and resources. The Baby Shower for New Moms is sponsored by Help Me Grow and other agencies and includes games, food and door prizes. Registration is open at www.foreverdads.com. Learn more
Extreme Cold Weather
If you must go outside: dress warmly and stay dry; wear a hat, scarf and mittens; avoid frostbite; avoid walking on ice or getting wet; avoid traveling on ice-covered roads, overpasses, and bridges if at all possible. Extreme Cold Prevention Guide
Three Good Reasons to Quit Tobacco
Your Family: Live a healthier, longer life and watch your family grow. They need you. Your Health: Tobacco use causes cancer, heart disease, chronic bronchitis, asthma and emphysema to name a few. The Cost: The average smoker spends $1,500-$3,000 a year on cigarettes. It is costly in more ways than one. Call the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT NOW. Learn more
To report a smoking complaint, call 1-866-559-OHIO (6446) or e-mail NoSmoke@odh.ohio.gov. All complaints must be made to the Ohio Department of Health, who then forwards complaints on to our department. Our sanitarians investigate each complaint.
What to Do With Unused/Expired Medications?
Free Eye Exam & Glasses if You Qualify
Maternal & Child Health Message: Take one small step toward a healthier life.
As the New Year begins, resolve to take at least one small step toward a healthier life. What Can I Do? This message sponsored by Healthier Muskingum County Network, Maternal & Child Health Subgroup including Muskingum Valley Health Centers, Genesis OB/GYN, Family Health Services, BCMH, Help Me Grow, Muskingum County WIC, Muskingum County Head Start, and United Way.
Muskingum County Citizen Alert
Be alerted about emergencies and other important community alerts by signing up for this Notification System sponsored by the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency. Register for this free service: Muskingum County Citizen Alert
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