Where Are We Now?

By Marlene Putman, Director, Tillamook County Community Health Centers and YOW Task Force Leadership Team Member The Tillamook County Year of Wellness (YOW) has been a lot of things since it was formed in 2015.  Whether you participated in the on-line wellness tracker, joined a partner organization for an event, tried new recipes, or just […]

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Barley Lentil Soup

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 10   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour 40 minutes   Ingredients:   1 Tablespoon oil 1 clove garlic, minced, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup sliced onion 1 cup sliced carrots 1 cup sliced celery 1 can (15 ounces) stewed, […]

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Health Science: How to be Sure of What to be Unsure of

Health science, especially as it relates to nutrition, can often be unclear. For instance, health.gov 2015-2020 guidelines recommend low-fat and fat-free diary options. Miles Hassell, MD (an internist at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland) recommends whole or 2% options instead of lower fat options. In the face of such contradiction from two seemingly […]

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