Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour 5 min   Ingredients:   12 jumbo pasta shells (1/2 of 12 ounce package) 1 1⁄4 cups nonfat ricotta cheese 3⁄4 cup pumpkin puree 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder […]

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Where Are We Now?

By Marlene Putman, Director, Tillamook County Community Health Centers and YOW Task Force Leadership Team Member The Tillamook County Year of Wellness (YOW) has been a lot of things since it was formed in 2015.  Whether you participated in the on-line wellness tracker, joined a partner organization for an event, tried new recipes, or just […]

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Butternut Squash and Chile Pan-Fry

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 10 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour   Ingredients:   1 medium butternut squash, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds 1 1⁄2 Tablespoons oil 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder 2 cans (4 ounce […]

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Bell Pepper Smoothie

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 4   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 5 min   Ingredients: 1 medium banana, peeled fresh or frozen 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple, drained 1⁄2 cup red bell pepper, seeded and chopped (about 1 small pepper) 2 cups frozen mixed berries 1 […]

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Celebrating the Month of the Young Child in April!

Early Childhood Development is a big deal.  Many health, behavior and learning concerns can be addressed during the earliest years of childhood, setting the stage for a healthier, happier and more successful adult life. Because we don’t know what we don’t know, pre-natal care and annual well-child visits are key.  It’s important to seek out […]

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Dr. Mark Bowman: Deeper Dive into Diabetes and Chronic Disease

By Laura Swanson “I’ve been doing some research,” said Dr. Mark Bowman, Medical Officer at Adventist Health Tillamook Regional Medical Center, “And I can send you the studies,” he added, as we continued our conversation about why the Year of Wellness focus on type 2 diabetes prevention is so important. “The statistics are interesting and […]

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Spring Greens with Carrots

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 8 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 35 minutes   Ingredients:   8 cups greens (try kale, bok choy, collard, mustard) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 large carrots, peeled and cut julienne or coarsely shredded 1 clove garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder […]

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Investing in Community Health

Two-for-one sales are always popular. We get twice as much for the cost of one.  What if we can get a three-for-one deal?  Wouldn’t that be awesome?  In healthcare, this is referred to as the “Triple Aim.”  Developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, this framework sets a goal of improving population health, as well […]

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Cilantro Lime Tuna Wrap

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 5 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 minutes Ingredients:   3 Tablespoons lime juice 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise 2 cans (5 ounces each) tuna in water, drained 2⁄3 cup cilantro, chopped and loosely packed 2 green onions or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 cup […]

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Change is Hard, But Good

By Michelle Jenck, M.Ed., Certified Behavior Change Coach Every day we hear the results of another study telling us “Eat this, don’t eat that,” or, “Move like this, not like that.” While it is good to learn about adopting healthier behaviors, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.  Change is hard.  Crazy hard.  […]

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