February 11, 2016

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Healthy Kids are Better Learners

A recent Town Hall meeting in Tillamook brought community leaders together to engage and support the connection between health and education. 2016 will be a Year of Wellness with community, school and workplace efforts already in the works. Read about community wellness activities in Tillamook County.
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Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. For the third year, dairy farm families in Oregon and Washington teamed up with Fred Meyer and QFC stores to help get more nutrient-rich foods to hungry families. The equivalent of more than 190,000 pounds of food was collected during the month of June, easily eclipsing the 85,000 pounds donated in 2014.

Chocolate Milk Bans Don't Work

A recent Cornell study examined 11 Oregon elementary schools where chocolate milk had been banned and found some unexpected nutritional and financial backlashes.

The Power of Protein

There are multiple benefits of protein beyond muscle building. Learn how patients can maximize the health benefits of protein by considering quantity, timing, and quality of protein intake
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The Nutrition Council of Oregon wants Oregonians to: Cook Together. Eat Together. Talk Together. Make Mealtime a Shared Time. Join our new initiative and help spread the word.

Lactose Intolerance

Learn more about how people with lactose intolerance can still enjoy dairy foods comfortably. Find videos, recipes, news, educational materials and more from National Dairy Council.


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Milk Toolkit
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Live It! Real-Life Nutrition
A guide to healthy, nutrient-rich eating.
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School Wellness Newsletter

School Wellness Newsletter
Student and Staff Synergy, Spring 2015.