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Physical Activity in the Summer: Fun with Family

by admin | July 21, 2016 at 10:26 am | comments

Summer is here, the weather is beautiful and it’s the perfect time to play and be active as a family! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we at the OASIS Institute understand the importance of physical activity as a cornerstone of healthy habits. Children get most of their physical activity through play and fun, active games. Why not join them to have fun while

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Soccer for Success National Training

by admin | July 19, 2016 at 10:53 am | comments

On the field, coaches play an important role in a child’s development. From teaching game fundamentals to life lessons, children look to their coaches for guidance. At the same time, coaching a healthy and active lifestyle goes beyond the field. It takes the support of families to get active and inspire healthy living. With resources from the Together Counts™ program, you can support your children as they grow, learn and

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11 Ways to Help Kids Cope with Stress

by admin | July 14, 2016 at 9:09 am | comments

Many adults think of childhood as a carefree and enjoyable part of their lives. However, children can face stressors from many areas such as schoolwork, social needs, sports/other activities, family issues, and even world news. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we understand that if parents forget these stressors, children can feel alone and can have trouble meeting their needs. There are a few

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Playing Nice with Cauliflower Rice

by Together Counts Partner | July 12, 2016 at 11:45 am | comments

If you’re watching calories, you may think that you have to go without some of your favorite foods. But, rather than feel deprived, I prefer to look at this as an opportunity to add, or experiment with, other foods like vegetables. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, I recognize that one way to cut calories and carbohydrates is to swap in food substitutes such

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Active Kids and Schools Earn Awards with Fire Up Your Feet!

by Together Counts Partner | July 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm | comments

Walking is one of the best things kids can do for their health, emotional well-being, and academic success. Yet between 1969 and 2009, the number of kids walking to school dropped from 48 percent to just 13 percent. During the same time period, childhood obesity tripled and traffic congestion grew around schools, negatively affecting air quality and snarling nearly everyone’s morning commute. The good news is that over the past

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7 Simple Swaps to Make Your Diet More Mediterranean

by Together Counts Partner | June 30, 2016 at 10:35 am | comments

Looking to spice up your family meals? Consider making a few Mediterranean-style swaps!  You may have considered the Mediterranean diet in the past as it has been shown again and again to boost both short- and long-term health overall. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic: “An analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of death from

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Meal Prep Sunday

by Together Counts Partner | June 23, 2016 at 10:36 am | comments

To prep or not to prep, that is the question. In this fast paced world we live in, filled with temptation at every corner, it can be quite a challenge to eat healthfully on a daily basis. But fear not, the meal prep is your friend. This is not a new phenomenon. In fact, this is something our friends at Together Counts™ talk about regularly, but with the advent of

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Fuel Your Summer with Dairy Aisle Favorites

by Together Counts Partner | June 16, 2016 at 2:25 pm | comments

June is Dairy Month and what better way to kick off the summer season than with nutritious and portable options from the dairy aisle that will help fuel your active family? Many items in the dairy aisle help you get the recommended daily amount of calcium, as well as a protein kick. The USDA recommends choosing low-fat or non-fat items from the Dairy Group. You can check ChooseMyPlate.gov for the

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More than just Bandages

by Together Counts Partner | June 14, 2016 at 9:21 am | comments

“School nurses are the face of health care in school for the 50 million students in our schools.  School nurses make a difference in the lives of children every day” states Beth Mattey, NASN President. School nurses may be known for bandage and booboo care, but there is so much more to what we do.  In any class you will find students with asthma, life threatening allergies, diabetes, autism, attention

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Commit to Be Fit

by Together Counts Partner | June 9, 2016 at 10:50 am | comments

FCCLA’s national program Student Body is a peer education program designed to teach students how to make informed, responsible decisions about their health and provide opportunities for youth to teach others about making healthy choices. Chapters perform programs in their communities to educate about important issues affecting families. In line with how the Healthy Weight Commit Foundation’s Together Counts™ program encourages a healthy, active lifestyle, Student Body focuses on incorporating

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