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Golf: A Healthy Game To Play for a Lifetime

by Together Counts Partner | April 23, 2015 at 9:28 am | comments

Suzy Whaley, PGA, LPGA, Secretary, PGA of America PGA Director of Instruction at Suzy Whaley Golf, Cromwell, Conn. Looking for a healthy and fun activity to enjoy with friends and family? Or, simply looking for some “me time?” Look no further than the game of golf. As members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and a supporter of their Together Counts™ program, the PGA of America and its 28,000 men

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Let the Celebrations Begin: More than 1,400 Schools Hosting Events during Every Kid Healthy™ Week

by Together Counts Partner | April 21, 2015 at 9:13 am | comments

By: Rob Bisceglie, CEO Action for Healthy Kids We are in the middle of Every Kid Healthy™ Week and the excitement is tangible! With so many momentous changes and developments in school nutrition, physical activity and wellness just in the past year, schools deserve the opportunity to spotlight the great efforts they are making to improve the health of their students. Every Kid Healthy Week has grown from an idea

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Building an Herb Spiral

by Together Counts Partner | April 16, 2015 at 11:33 am | comments

Making small healthy choices in your everyday life can turn into big changes. As members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, we promote the principles of energy balance and their Together Counts™ program by equipping children and parents with tools and to learn to cook meals at home. Cooking at home and preparing your own meals is one of the most significant changes you can make and is the only

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Fire Up Your Feet

by Together Counts Partner | April 14, 2015 at 9:24 am | comments

Obesity prevention has been identified by PTA members as a top priority for health and safety.  School nutrition has long been a key component to PTA’s history, yet PTAs are relied on to raise much needed funds for schools often through food-based methods. As a member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and a Together Counts™ Ambassador, we promote energy balance and encourage schools to make healthy changes having to

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Get Your Kids To Eat Veggies…Really!

by Together Counts Partner | April 9, 2015 at 1:47 pm | comments

Are you having a difficult time with your child eating their vegetables? It can be puzzling how a child who has liked plenty of vegetables from the time they were just starting baby foods, turns around one day and thinks all vegetables are “yucky”! Soon kids realize that no matter how much they push their peas around on their plate, they just won’t disappear! Then, they try to get the

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The 3 Truths for Keeping Healthy Goals Going Strong

by Together Counts Partner | April 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm | comments

“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” This popular Zig Ziglar quote holds especially true this time of year when the New Year’s resolution “honeymoon period” is starting to wear off. If your family’s motivation is starting to taper, you’re not alone. An article in the Wall Street Journal, featured earlier this year, shared that check-ins on Facebook to facilities with “gym”

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Cooking With Kids 101 – How Parents and Kids Can Cook Together

by Together Counts Partner | April 2, 2015 at 10:26 am | comments

The Home Cooked Meal and Dinner Take a look at the stats and you’ll see that Americans know finding time to eat as a family is important, but that time often gets in the way of sitting down together for a meal. “In response to an FGI Research survey conducted among 1,000 Americans ages 18 and above: 54.4% responded that weekly recipes with tips on how to get kids involved

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5 Spring Fruits and Vegetables for Healthy Dining

by Together Counts Partner | March 31, 2015 at 12:06 pm | comments

Spring, and all the anticipated foods it brings, is finally here. Are you as excited as we are to answer the call of those spring fruits and vegetables? This delicious seasonal produce has both tempting flavors and fabulous health benefits, and is sure to banish the long winter blues when it begins showing up at your local market: Peas – These sweet little morsels are a great option as a

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Make Physical Activity Part of Your Family’s Lifestyle

by Together Counts Partner | March 26, 2015 at 9:41 am | comments

While exercise can be drudgery if it’s performed irregularly and/or incorrectly, those who have made it a part of their daily routine, hardly have to think about it- if at all. In fact, discouragement usually settles in only if something interrupts regular activity so that it keeps them from exercising. The golden question then becomes, “How can someone start to make exercise part of their lifestyle?” The following list of

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The Power of a Coach-Mentor

by Together Counts Partner | March 24, 2015 at 10:40 am | comments

Did you know? According to MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership, 15 million youth nationwide are in need of a caring, supportive mentor. Mentors serve as positive role models and can help set a good example for children, especially when it comes to learning how to live a healthy and active lifestyle. As members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, we see the Together Counts™ program as a tool ideal for

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