2015-2016 Move More Kids Community Grants

Do you have an awesome idea for how to improve your community’s access to healthful nutrition or physical activity opportunities?  A Move More Kids Community Grant could help make your vision a reality! Here are links to this year’s Move More Kids Community Grant application and guidelines.  Please read the guidelines carefully and contact Somerset Public Health… Continue Reading »

Star Store Granted to Mountain Country Supermarket

(Jackman/May 2015) — Somerset Public Health has announced that Mountain Country Supermarket has been recognized as a “Star Store” for their efforts to curb marketing of tobacco to youth. The objective of the Star Store program is to reduce the amount of minor’s exposure to tobacco promotional messaging in retail stores, such as special price… Continue Reading »

Come Eat for FREE at Summer Food Sites!

sfsp LOCATION FLYERSummer Food Service is a program that provides a well-balanced breakfast, lunch, or snack to children under the age of eighteen for no cost! We have several local sites located in Somerset County such as Skowhegan, Madison, Bingham, Anson, and Starks. Each site offers different menus and attractions. Our newest site is Madison… Continue Reading »

Madison Expands Tobacco Policy

On May 11th the Madison Board of Selectmen passed an updated tobacco policy for the Madison Recreation Department declaring that the town’s parks, athletic fields, ice rink, trails and playgrounds are now tobacco free. The town also went above and beyond with the recreational policy by prohibiting e-cigarettes at all these sites. Last year, the… Continue Reading »

New Tobacco Policy for the Town of Madison

Congratulations to the Town of Madison for implementing a new tobacco policy! This fall, Madison Selectmen approved and passed policy that helps to educate community members on smoking laws in Maine and sets standards for local businesses. Over the past year, the Town of Madison has made an effort to decrease of smoking activity around… Continue Reading »