Nestucca Valley School Trails Day Engages Youth, Shows Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Available in Own Backyard

By Laura Swanson Trails Day for Nestucca Junior Senior High School students on May 29th at Camp Meriwether brought together Tillamook County Wellness partners to launch community engagement with a focus on youth and trails.  Throughout the sunny, warm day, over 150 students from grades 7th through 12th, along with additional staff and volunteers, engaged […]

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Brussel Sprouts, Cranberry & Bulgur Salad

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 5   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 45 min   Ingredients: 1⁄3 cup dried bulgur 1 cup boiling water 1⁄2 pound (2 cups) Brussels Sprouts 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries 1⁄4 cup nuts, chopped 1⁄4 cup orange juice 4 1⁄2 teaspoons oil 2 Tablespoons vinegar […]

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Wellness Partners Provide Programs to Support Positive Changes

Rinehart Clinic’s Quality Director, Denise Weiss, presented the clinic’s “Success Stories:  Diabetes Control” at a recent OCHIN Learning Forum attended by healthcare centers from across the region. (OCHIN is an electronic health record program.) Tillamook County Wellness partners are teaming up to help people more readily access the things they need to make healthy behavior […]

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Southwestern Stuffed Potato

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 4   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 minutes   Ingredients:   2 medium potatoes (each about 5 inches x 2½ inches) 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained 3⁄4 cup salsa 1 cup corn 1⁄2 cup shredded cheese (try cheddar, pepper jack, or […]

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Spinach Pasta Salad

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 minutes   Ingredients:   2 cups cooked pasta (try whole wheat shells, bow ties, macaroni or other small shapes) 4 cups spinach 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, […]

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Cilantro Lime Tuna Wrap

Cilantro Lime Tuna Wrap Recipe & Photo Credit: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour   Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons lime juice 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise 2 cans (5 ounces each) tuna in water, drained 2⁄3 cup cilantro, chopped and loosely packed 2 green onions or 1/2 teaspoon onion […]

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How To Eat Sustainably

Adapted from an article by Judith Yamada, Kitchen Maven   You’ve probably heard the old saying “you are what you eat,” right? Well, if you want to be more sustainable, a good place to start is in your own kitchen. Here are some simple suggestions to help you factor in the environmental, economic and social […]

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Safe Medication Disposal

    Protect our Community. Protect our Children. Protect Our Water. Protect Our Environment. Old prescriptions? Leftover pills?  Too often these extra pills end up in the wrong hands and the wrong places.  Keep everyone safe. There are convenient, safe medication “drop box” and drop off locations in Tillamook County at: Rinehart Clinic & Pharmacy […]

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