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Workout Feature

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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GOal and Get It!

by Together Counts Partner | March 19, 2015 at 10:37 am | comments

With 2015 upon us, it’s time to put the past in rearview and think about what YOU want this year and how you can accomplish it. Here are 5 goals that should be on everyone’s list! 1. Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less “I’m on a diet,” “I was bad this weekend,” “I’m avoiding XYZ.” Those are the most common words that I hear from many folks, especially at the

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A Well-Stocked Freezer Means You’re Always in Luck

by Together Counts Partner | March 17, 2015 at 9:49 am | comments

March is an exciting time. It’s National Frozen Food Month, and you’ve got a touch of madness with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations right in the middle. For many of us, we’re even starting to see early hints of spring. There is no better way to combine these festivities than with a delicious, simply prepared, green meal for you and your family. My secret weapon to get my family through this

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8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active Indoors

by Together Counts Partner | March 12, 2015 at 10:00 am | comments

There’s nothing quite as fun and rewarding as getting outside as a family to be active. But in geographic areas that experience harsh winters, getting outside can be difficult for many months of the year. It can be easy to fall into a pattern of TV watching and video game playing, but these and other sedentary habits can be harmful in physical and developmental ways. By getting creative, you can

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Breakfast: A Prerequisite for Learning

by Together Counts Partner | March 3, 2015 at 8:42 am | comments

By: Rob Bisceglie, CEO Action for Healthy Kids By now the fact is well established that eating breakfast has countless positive physical and educational outcomes for children. However, not all children have the means to secure a healthy breakfast at home before school or struggle for various reasons to access school breakfast even when it is offered. Innovative solutions to ensuring the kids most in need get to eat breakfast

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Chicken Avocado Lime Soup Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | February 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm | comments

In my family, avocado is eaten with every meal! It contains heart healthy fats that can help reduce cholesterol and gives recipes a delicious creamy texture. One of my favorite recipes for the New Year is Chicken Avocado Lime Soup. I use low-sodium broth and don’t add heavy cream. Enjoy! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.

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Summer Planning Feature

Planning for a Healthy Summer

by Together Counts Partner | February 24, 2015 at 9:27 am | comments

It’s only February so summer certainly seems a long way off, however, now is the time to start thinking about the options that are available for kids. Many organizations already have their summer camp information available! Did you know that summertime is historically and statistically an unhealthy time for children? As a Together Counts™ Ambassador, we help combat this, and offer ways to engage your kids in activities that foster

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Tres Leches Cake Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | February 19, 2015 at 9:00 am | comments

For the New Year, I’ve created a delicious version of this Latino classic with less calories. Since my family has a history of health-related diseases, including diabetes, this recipe swaps ingredients to help cut down on calories. As always, use what works best for you, and enjoy! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. She is also

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Nutrition Plan Feature

Create a New Nutrition Plan for You and Your Family in the New Year

by Together Counts Partner | February 17, 2015 at 10:50 am | comments

It’s that exciting time again – we have a new year ahead of us and a blank slate for accomplishing goals. Moms across the country are pledging to “drop a few pounds” and get the whole family more active. If you are like many of us, you probably start doing all things at once with the best of intentions and by mid-February, you’ve moved on. Sadly, 92% of resolutions “fail”

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