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Routines Feature

Rediscovering A Routine Just In Time For Back To School Season

by Jeff Bogle | August 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm | comments

No jury of my peers could possibly find fault with my decision to make sleepy time a sort of free-for-all during the summer months, right? I mean, after 44 weeks of rigid routine and hectic mornings rushing to get into the school drop-off line on time, the idea of allowing later PMs and stress free AMs is, quite literally, the least I can do for my two daughters. There’s only

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Picnics Count Feature

Making Picnics Count

by Small Fry | August 26, 2014 at 9:22 am | comments

Laying out a picnic blanket is like making your bed. As soon as that bed is neatly made, or the blanked unfurled – that’s where everyone wants to be! Even in the biggest grassiest park, our boys love to sit on that blanket and snack away and tell stories. As Together Counts™ ambassadors, we understand the importance of making time for as many meals together as possible, whether it’s indoors

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Family BBQ Feature

Grilling With the Entire Family

by Holly Homer | August 19, 2014 at 7:22 am | comments

As a Together Counts™ ambassador, one of my favorite things about summer is that it just seems easier for families to be together.  Without the schedules of the school year, finding time to sit down as a family and share a meal happens more often. Some of that summer family togetherness can be extended into the next month or two while the weather is still warm by firing up the

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Exercise Week Feature

5 Ways to Exercise with Your Child

by Together Counts Partner | August 14, 2014 at 9:51 am | comments

What better way to connect with your child than to be physically active with them? Spending time like this with your little ones nurtures relationship building between parents and/or guardians and kids while promoting a healthier lifestyle – that’s a win all the way around! Check out these fun ideas to exercise with your child: Play outside - Gather up toys that foster movement such as jump ropes, hula hoops, sidewalk

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BB Exercise Feature

5 Ways to Exercise with the Family

by Together Counts Partner | August 7, 2014 at 9:57 am | comments

Working out with the family is great for bonding, not to mention a great stress reliever among its many health benefits. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program, Bumble Bee Foods realizes the power of fitness activities that keep your family healthy, sane, and well-connected. Here are a few of our favorites to keep your family active year long. Team Sports If members of your family are already participants

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Active Vacation Feature

Staying Active on Vacation

by Lisa Gulley | August 5, 2014 at 8:39 am | comments

My family is going out of town on a few vacations this summer and I am planning ahead so I can keep the family focused on our fitness goals. In the past, I would have thought if I couldn’t go to my gym there was no point in even trying. I have learned to let go of that “all or nothing” mindset and now make the most of a new

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Water Activities Feature

Five Fun and Creative Ways To Use Your Kiddie Pool For Active Play

by Allison McDonald | July 31, 2014 at 9:15 am | comments

Summer is in full swing, and as a Together Counts™ ambassador, I’ve been on the hunt for ways to stay active while staying cool. You don’t need a beachfront estate or even an adult sized pool to have fun and get active with your kids this summer. All you need is a simple kiddie pool! Here are five fun ways to splash and move with your little (and not so

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Frozen Feature

The Facts on Frozen

by Together Counts Partner | July 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm | comments

Did you know that there is virtually no difference between fresh and frozen vegetables in vitamin and mineral content? Prepared meals that are frozen deliver fresh taste, convenience and value while also helping with portion and calorie control. Here are some of the reasons you can rely on frozen foods when planning meals: Freezing Locks in Freshly Prepared Goodness Freezing is a natural method of preservation that upholds quality, prolongs

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Summer Festivals Feature

Making Balance Count This Festival Season

by Anna Luther | July 24, 2014 at 8:10 am | comments

Summer is in full swing, and our family is taking advantage of every opportunity to be outside. We’re taking trips to the pool, joining in backyard barbecues and attempting to attend as many summer festivals as we possibly can. While it’s tempting to celebrate summer by enjoying goodies roasted over the fire and attempting to eat at every single food truck in town – as a Together Counts™ Ambassador, I’m

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PE Weekend Feature

Active Weekend Ideas for Families

by Together Counts Partner | July 22, 2014 at 11:21 am | comments

Children learn their most impactful lessons at home. The examples parents set have a greater effect on the choices children later make than any other outside force. Parents can teach wholesome cooking, eating, and fitness lessons through conversation, but it is better understood through practice. The work week is busy, especially if parents work outside the home. When the weekend rolls around, though, there are plenty of opportunities for families

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