Taking Charge of Our Health

In Tillamook County, more than one in every ten people live with type 2 diabetes. Similar to other local, state, national and even global trends, type 2 diabetes rates are increasing at an alarming rate. Based on national data, one in every three people is at risk for developing prediabetes and 90% of them do […]

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Zucchini Salad

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 minutes   Ingredients: 1 teaspoon oil 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano or basil 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper 5 cups zucchini rounds (about 4 small zucchini) 1⁄2 cup red or sweet onion (sliced […]

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Changing Lifestyle to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes or know someone who is?  In Tillamook County, there is currently 11.3% of the population that have type 2 diabetes, and approximately 30% at risk for prediabetes.  The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association through their research “Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes,” found […]

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Savory Sweet Potatoes

Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 5   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 40 minutes   Ingredients:   3 1⁄2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (2 medium) 1 Tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons italian seasoning 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper   Directions:   Preheat oven to […]

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NW Rides Improves Access to Care

Have you ever needed to get across town or even out of town for a doctor’s appointment, but were unable to find a ride? What were your choices? This challenge often results in not getting needed care or having to wait longer than advisable to get care. Forgoing or postponing care should not be an […]

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Quick Penne Pasta with Veggies Recipe

Here’s a recipe with a simple stir-together meal from EatRight.org. Ingredients: 8 oz uncooked penne pasta 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 16oz package frozen broccoli florets, thawed 1 16 oz can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, thinly sliced; slices halved ½ teaspoon salt ¼ […]

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Processed Foods: Friend or Foe?

Sometimes on the top of the list of what to avoid, “processed foods” seem to have a bad reputation. Fresh foods are often considered a “best choice” – but is that true? There is definitely more to the story! When it comes to food, the word “processed” is a broad term that refers to any […]

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Veggie Quiche Muffins

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 12 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 55 min   Ingredients: 3⁄4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup green onion or onion, chopped (1 medium onion) 1 cup broccoli, chopped 1 cup tomatoes, diced 2 cups nonfat or 1% milk 4 eggs 1 […]

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Improving Lives with Otago

Article & Photo Sources by Holly Rudman, NWSDS and Kelly Benson, Tillamook County Family YMCA Many of us take for granted the basic activities of daily life. Getting up out of a chair, walking to the mailbox or getting out of the house to meet friends for lunch or exercise. As we age, many of […]

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