YOW Readies for 2017 – Call for Entries for Calendar

The “Year of Wellness” is becoming the “YEARS” of wellness, and so it’s time for kindergarten through third graders to get out their crayons and colored pencils to provide artwork for the 2017 Year of Wellness calendar. DOWNLOAD – coloring-template The Year of Wellness (YOW) task force is proud to continue to recognize youth contributions and […]

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9 Ways You Can Make a “Healthier Choice”

by Anne Goetze, RDN, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council It’s fall, school is back in session and the YOW Challenge has entered into the last round of competition.  Are you in?  Hope so! One of the challenge questions each week is, “How many times did you make a healthier food choice?”  YOW offers up a […]

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The delicious and nutritious salmon

by Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet The salmon is the profound and enduring symbol of the Northwest that reminds us of the turning of the seasons.  Every year, at about this time, as the fall snap comes into the air and the rains return, the salmon forge upstream on their hero’s journey to spawn in […]

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away

by Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet The simple and common apple is actually a superhero. Immortal and extraordinary, the apple has been flying through history in art, science experiments, legends, and torrid love affairs. It has also been seen flexing its vast muscles and protecting health and smashing disease for centuries. The apple is also […]

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A love letter to carrots, way overdue

by Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet Dear carrots, I want to apologize for ever taking you for granted. I have always just seen you as a vegetable in the background like that completely unremarkable music in the doctor’s office. It is easy to take you for granted because you are always in the vegetable isle […]

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Having Your Way with the Love Apple

by Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet  “A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” Laurie Colwin The tomato…. or the love apple as it used to be called long ago, has seduced the American population for over 150 years. America consumes over 22 pounds per person per year and over twelve million […]

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Battling blackberries for their treasure

by Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet The ubiquitous blackberry. We curse them 10 months of the year but for a few glorious months they are exalted. Out we trudge to the berry patch, covered in our thickest clothes, armed with gloves and clippers to battle the bramble for the sweet, shinning berries of delight. Working […]

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Savoring the summery sweet corn season

By Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet   “I have no hostility to nature, but a child’s love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   I’m obsessed with fresh corn. It usually happens this time of year. The sunshiny cobs of juicy corn smile at […]

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Honor the Harvest

By Anne Goetze, RDN, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council It’s fair time — the Oregon State Fair opens August 26th!   Fairs are one of the times during the year that the whole community comes together to celebrate agriculture, youth and family. It is also a good time to consider how wellness relates to the […]

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Tis the season to partake in the passion of peaches

By Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet   “Eat a peach and live forever.” Chinese proverb I have a confession to make….peaches are my very favorite fruit. The very scent of them sends me into a happy place. Then there is the sweet juiciness that hijacks your senses as you bite into one, they demand your […]

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