Investing in Early Childhood pays big Dividends

Did you know there is a proven way to get a 7%, 10% or even 13% return on investment?  If this sounds too good to be true, there is a slight catch.  The investment is in people – little people, ages zero to five, to be more precise.  And the payoff is in significant economic […]

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Tillamook County Wellness – Why I’m In – Q&A with Wellness Coordinator Michelle Jenck

Tillamook County Wellness continues it’s work because of the extraordinary level of engagement and collaboration among community partners 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.  Michelle Jenck, health consultant, owner of Wholly Healthy LLC and the coordinator […]

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Strawberry Salsa

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings:16 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 20 min   Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped small (about 1/2 pound) 1⁄2 jalapeno pepper, minced 1⁄4 cup onion, minced 2 Tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lime juice   Directions Mix all ingredients […]

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Yogurt Parfait

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 min   Ingredients: 4 bananas 24 ounces low-fat vanilla yogurt 2 cups low-fat granola   Directions Peel and chop bananas. Take half of the fruit and split it between the bottom of six cups or […]

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Dairy Fat: What’s the Latest?

June is Dairy Month!  Here in Tillamook County, we have a lot to celebrate.  Our friends at the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council have provided us with an update on the topic of dairy fat.   Dairy fat has been in the news lately. Headlines say saturated fat is ok and that’s caused a bit […]

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Popeye Power Smoothie

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 4 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 min   Ingredients: 1 cup orange juice 1⁄2 cup pineapple juice 1⁄2 cup low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt 1 banana, peeled and sliced 2 cups fresh spinach leaves crushed ice   Directions: Combine all ingredients […]

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Baked Bean Medley

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 16   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour 45 min   Ingredients: 6 slices bacon 1 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 ounces) […]

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YOW “2.0” Kicks Off May 14th

  YOW is evolving!  Well into its third year, the “Year” of Wellness is transitioning into a long-term community health improvement initiative.  “When people started referring to this as the ‘Century of Wellness,’ we knew it was time to make some changes,” Commissioner Bill Baertlein stated.  Under his continued leadership, the Wellness Task Force is […]

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Maple Glazed Turnips

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 8 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 60 min   Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon margarine or butter 3 Tablespoons maple syrup 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons lemon juice 3 cups turnips, peeled and diced 2 cups sweet potatoes, cubed   Directions   Melt margarine […]

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Quick Lasagna

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 9 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 55 min   Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef (15% fat) 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 2 cups spaghetti sauce 4 Tablespoons fresh parsley, or 4 teaspoons dried […]

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