You Must be Present to Win

By Judy Barbe, registered dietitian, LiveBest “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” -Dr. Seuss You’ve likely entered a drawing where you must be present to win a prize. Now think about how that applies to you. To me, you must […]

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Butternut – Better Not -Skip the Squash

By Hallie Hopkins, Education Program Assistant SNAP-Ed, OSU Extension Service/Tillamook County Squash is known for its numerous varieties, differentiated in type by the summer and winter seasons. Summer squash are picked young when they are still mild and tender. They are much more perishable and are best if eaten immediately after harvesting. Winter Squash, however, […]

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Terrific Turnips Pack Nutritional Punch in Greens and Root

By Jessica Linnell, PhD, Assistant Professor of Practice, OSU Extension Turnips are a member of the Brassica genus of plants, which also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale. The edible portions of the plant are the root and the leaves, often called turnip greens.  The root of the plant is usually mostly white […]

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Cabbage – A Culturally Diverse Crunchy Cruciferous

By Regina Contini, OSU Dietetic Intern Cabbage is one of those vegetables that can be ignored all year, until summertime, when it is often found smothered in mayonnaise on a picnic table. Coleslaw, however, can be a refreshing side dish any time of the year. Enjoy coleslaw with Thai-ginger dressing and peanuts, an Asian-sesame slaw […]

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What you need to know ahead of Vaccine Exclusion Day

By Heather White, Community Health Improvement Coordinator, Columbia Pacific CCO Vaccine Exclusion Day across the Tillamook County is February 15th. Are you and your child ready? If you are not sure, you can find age-based requirements on tillamookcountyhealthmatters.org or ask your child’s primary care provider. The basic requirements common to all school-age children in Oregon […]

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Heart Healthy Eating

By Erin Wisbey Martin M.D.       Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the US.  There are five risk factors for CVD: high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and smoking.  These risks accounted for half of the CVD deaths in US adults but can be reduced with simple lifestyle changes.  In […]

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Nutrition and brain health

By Regina Contini, OSU Dietetic Intern What motivates your food choices? If you are like most, you would say you choose the foods you choose because of taste, calories, convenience and because you want to be healthy.  Brain health isn’t usually a top reason, but perhaps it should be.  Whether or not we realize it, […]

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Talking about Healthy Relationships Helps Prevent Teen Dating Violence

By Emily Fanjoy, Safer Futures Project Coordinator, Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center, emily@tcwrc.net  February is focused on healthy teen relationships to prevent Teen Dating Violence. Parents, educators, coaches, medical providers, church and community groups, and teens themselves can all have a positive impact on reducing teen dating violence when they educate themselves about the dynamics […]

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