Tillamook County Wellness wins Oregon “Place Matters” Leadership Award

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) section along with the “Place Matters” Awards Committee announced their selection of Tillamook County Wellness for its 2018 Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award. The announcement was made at the annual “Place Matters” conference, held in Portland on October 30th. According to OHA Health Systems […]

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Roasted Green Beans

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 35 min   Ingredients: 1 pound fresh green beans 1 Tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper   Directions Snap the ends off the green beans and rinse the beans […]

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 “WHY I’M IN …” Dusti (Jessica) Linnell, Oregon State University Extension, Family & Community Health

 The Tillamook County Wellness “Why I’m In” interview series highlights our community partners and what has inspired and motivated them to work toward the common goal of improving community health.   “WHY I’M IN …” Dusti (Jessica) Linnell, Oregon State University Extension, Family & Community Health What drew you/your organization into the Year of Wellness, now […]

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Ginger Almond Asparagus

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 2 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 min   Ingredients: 3⁄4 pound asparagus, washed and trimmed (2 1/2 cups sliced) 1 teaspoon oil 3 Tablespoons slivered almonds 1⁄4 teaspoon salt   Pinch of black pepper 1⁄4 teaspoon sugar 1⁄8 teaspoon ginger powder […]

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Can-Do Attitude Brings in Tons of Food

One food drive is better than two. Tillamook High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) teamed up with FFA to hold a community-wide canned food drive last week. The effort was a huge success, bringing in a grand total of over 4500 food items in just 5 days, a significant increase over last year’s haul of […]

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Asian Beef and Noodles

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 25 min   Ingredients: 1⁄2 pound lean ground beef (15% fat) 2 cups water 2 packages oriental flavor instant ramen-style noodles, broken into small pieces 16 ounces frozen Asian-style vegetables, or any other frozen vegetables […]

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL TASTY SNACK

Serves 5   INGREDIENTS 2.5 oz. cream cheese 6.5 oz. cheese, cheddar, yellow, reduced fat, shredded 1/3 cup yogurt, low-fat, plain 2 Tablespoons milk, 1% low-fat 20 crackers, whole grain, low-salt   INSTRUCTIONS Place cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add yogurt and milk. Puree again until smooth. […]

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“Why I’m In” Interview with Anne Goetze

Tillamook County Wellness continues its work because of the extraordinary level of engagement and collaboration among partners, volunteers and the community.  The series “Why I’m In,” features what has inspired and motivated people to work toward a common goal of improving community health.  “WHY I’M IN …” Anne Goetze, Senior Director of Nutrition Affairs, Oregon […]

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Fresh Veggie Pizza

Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 32 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 min   Ingredients: 1 package low-fat crescent rolls 4 ounces nonfat cream cheese 1⁄4 cup nonfat mayonnaise 1⁄2 cup nonfat sour cream 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil (or thyme) 1⁄2 cup broccoli, chopped 1⁄2 cup cauliflower, chopped 1⁄4 […]

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Farm to School: Education and Celebration

By Rachel Pettit, Food Roots’ Farm to School Program Coordinator   What is farm to school? Hands in the soil. Seeds. Sprouts. Fruit. Sharing and not being afraid to try something new. Laughter. Smiles. Teamwork.   Farm to school is also a general term used to describe work being done across the United States to […]

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