Watermelon with Lime and Chili Powder

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 4 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 min   Ingredients: 2 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed 1⁄2 lime 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder (or more to taste) 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)   Directions In a serving bowl, squeeze lime juice over watermelon cubes. Sprinkle […]

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Step It Up! Tillamook County

Tillamook County Wellness invites you to join us for a group hike, Sunday, August 19th at 4 pm.  Our Step It Up walking groups will be hiking at Nehalem Bay State Park, located just north of the city of Nehalem.  There is no charge for this event. A beautifully maintained natural area along Nehalem Bay, […]

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Kale and White Bean Soup

Number of servings: 5 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 30 min   Ingredients: 1 cup onion, chopped (1 medium onion) 4 cloves garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine 2 cups broth (chicken or vegetable) 1 1⁄2 cups cooked white beans (1 can – 15.5 ounces, drained and […]

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Local Success in Implementing Tobacco 21

August 2, 2018   Contact: Jim Becraft, 593 842 5937 Tillamook Retailer Compliance with New Tobacco 21 Law Tillamook County inspections indicate excellent compliance with the Tobacco 21 law that went into effect January 1, 2018. In fact, compliance was excellent before the law went into effect, as the inspection date was 11/17/2017 based on […]

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Hummus (no tahini)

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 16 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 5 min   Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or bottled) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1⁄2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 clove garlic, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic […]

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Diabetes and Tobacco Use

We’re #2!  Sometimes being near the top is not a good thing.  The percentage of adults who smoke in Tillamook County is second highest among all Oregon counties.  Recent data shows the percentage of people who smoke statewide is 17.9%.  By comparison, the percentage in Tillamook County is a whopping 30.9%.   There is some […]

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Farmer’s Market Salsa

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 32 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 min   Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup corn (canned and drained, frozen, or fresh cooked) 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup fresh diced tomatoes 1⁄2 cup diced onion 1⁄2 cup green pepper, […]

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“WHY I’M IN …” Eva Manderson, Director, Northwest Regional Childcare Resource

Tillamook County Wellness (formerly YOW) continues it’s work because of the extraordinary level of engagement and collaboration among partners, volunteers and the community.  The series “Why I’m In,” will feature what has inspired and motivated these efforts toward a common goal of improving community health.   “WHY I’M IN …” Eva Manderson, Director, Northwest Regional […]

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Tomato Melt

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 2 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 min   Ingredients: 1⁄4 cup shredded cheese (try cheddar, mozzarella or a blend) 1 Tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard 2 English muffins (try whole wheat) 1 medium tomato, cut into 4 slices   Directions […]

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“Why I’m In” – Sarah Beaubien, Wellness Interview Series

  Tillamook County Wellness (formerly YOW) continues its work because of the extraordinary level of engagement and collaboration among partners, volunteers and the community.  The series “Why I’m In,” will feature what has inspired and motivated these efforts toward a common goal of improving community health.  “WHY I’M IN …” Sarah Beaubien, Senior Director of […]

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