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Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Adjust the oven rack to the top position and preheat to 450 degrees F. Toss together the potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, 1 teaspoon of the olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper on a rimmed baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Roast until the vegetables brown slightly and the potatoes just begin to soften, about 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Trotting to an Active Community this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, community members trotted toward a healthier holiday by participating in the annual Stevens Point Community Turkey Trot. Organized by the Portage County Can Coalition (PC CAN), over 450 attendees walked or ran the 5K and donated food items on Thanksgiving morning at Pfiffner Park. Participants were encouraged to bring friends, families, pets and gratitude as […]

What Food Items Should You Donate at the Turkey Trot?

When donating food at events such as the Turkey Trot, it is always important to donate healthy food items. Giving away leftover pie filling in the back of your pantry is not good for you or for the recipient. Healthy, thoughtful food items create a healthy meal for someone in need. Jill Hicks, UW-Extension regional […]
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