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GOTR Pavement Feature

Put It in the Pavement

by Together Counts Partner | May 5, 2016 at 8:48 am | comments

In 1998, I ran my first marathon in the city I lived in and loved – Chicago. Before training for this marathon I had not run for more than 30 minutes at one time. My training partner was my best friend Caryn. As much as we had in common, our feelings on running was not one of them. Caryn could go on a 40 minute run on a whim…with obnoxious

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CFA2 Pantry Feature

Spring Cleaning the Pantry

by Together Counts Partner | May 3, 2016 at 8:15 am | comments

It’s spring cleaning time! As you work to refresh your home, don’t neglect your pantry. The fact is, keeping your food storage cabinets organized can help streamline meal preparation, eliminate over-buying, and reduce unnecessary trips to the grocery store. And as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we at the Canned Food Alliance understand that it can make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated – research

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NFRA Veggies Feature

7 Easy Ideas to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables in 2016

by Together Counts Partner | April 28, 2016 at 8:04 am | comments

If you’re like most Americans, you’re not eating enough fruits & vegetables. In fact, fewer than 15% of individuals meet the daily intake recommendations for fruit and fewer than 90% meet the recommendation for vegetables consumption according to Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee national consumption data.1 In addition, regular exercise – a key part of a healthy lifestyle – increases your need for nutritious foods like

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EHKW 1 Feature

More Reasons to Celebrate Every Kid Healthy™ Week

by Together Counts Partner | April 26, 2016 at 8:21 am | comments

By: Rob Bisceglie, CEO Action for Healthy Kids We are in the middle of the fourth annual Every Kid Healthy™ Week, a time for schools to celebrate the great efforts they are making to improve the health of their students and communities through improving school foods and implementing physical activity and nutrition education programs. Given a recent study projecting that one in five adults globally will be obese by 2025,

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Redners Goal Feature

Goal and Get It!

by Together Counts Partner | April 21, 2016 at 4:00 am | comments

It’s always a good time to challenge yourself and set new goals! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living we believe that setting goals aren’t just for the New Year. Leave the past behind you, and think about what you want and how you can accomplish it. Here are five goals that could be on everyone’s list! 1. Enjoy your food, but eat less “I’m

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Camp Shane Veggies Feature

Give Your Veggies a Makeover

by Together Counts Partner | April 19, 2016 at 8:24 am | comments

Many people don’t eat vegetables because, “they don’t like the taste.” It is super easy to flavor your vegetables and as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living we recognize that when it comes to children, taste can literally make or break a dish. At Camp Shane, a weight loss camp for youth, we put a spin on our veggies to make them tasty. Next time

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Bumble Bee Wellness for Life

by Together Counts Partner | April 14, 2016 at 9:55 am | comments

“We want to show women with heart disease that it can be easy to engage in a heart healthy lifestyle,” said Mary McGowan, Chief Executive Officer for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. “Bumble Bee® BeeWell for Life® gave us a chance to do that.” For nearly a decade Bumble Bee Seafoods teamed up with charities across the country to provide funding and tips on leading a

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11 Healthy Feature

11 Healthy Packed Lunches for School

by Together Counts Partner | April 12, 2016 at 8:44 am | comments

Eating right is important, and as a member of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living we know this is especially important for kids. Here are a handful of kid-friendly lunch recipes that are easy to prepare and pack away. Quick and Easy Packed Lunches Here are some easy-to-make recipes that feature tons of healthy (and tasty) ingredients: Chicken Noodle Soup: You can make soup on the stove or

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soccer for success feature

Soccer for Success

by Together Counts Partner | April 7, 2016 at 8:33 am | comments

As a partner of the Together Counts program™, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is committed to helping young people in underserved communities across the country. Our programs, including Soccer for Success, help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth through trained coach-mentors. Soccer for Success has transformed participants’ lives, both on and off the field. Santos, a participant from Florida, demonstrates the impact of our program.

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IFIC Breakfast Feature

Four Grab-and-Go Breakfast Options

by Together Counts Partner | April 5, 2016 at 9:22 am | comments

By Kamilah Guiden at Do you rush out the door in the morning and need a quick, nutritious breakfast? Don’t worry, you don’t have to pull out the waffle iron or omelet maker to have a decent breakfast. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living we realize how important breakfast is to jump-start your day, but understand that time can sometimes hinder our ability

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