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Breakfast: A Prerequisite for Learning

by admin | 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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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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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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Treat Your Family Well for American Heart Month

by Together Counts Partner | February 10, 2015 at 11:28 am | comments

If you aren’t already, it’s time for you and your family to start enjoying a heart-healthy diet!  This diet may have earned a reputation as something of a bland way to eat, but really some of the most flavorful and appetizing choices on the menu can also be the most heart-healthy.  We partner with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Together Counts ™ program to encourage everyone to embrace

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Quinoa Enchilada Casserole Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | February 5, 2015 at 9:15 am | comments

My family absolutely LOVES enchilada casseroles. But did you know there’s a way to enjoy this delicious dish with more nutrients? Just exchange white rice for quinoa—it’s a good source of protein and fiber! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. She is also host of “Recipe Rehab” on CBS. For more from Evette, visit: evetterios.com. Quinoa

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5 Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Incorporate this Winter

by Together Counts Partner | February 3, 2015 at 9:25 am | comments

Did you know that there are some amazing, fresh fruits and veggies that we only have access to for part of the year? The winter season welcomes some very unique produce that is great tasting as well as highly nutritional. Take your meals to the next level this season by incorporating these healthy fruits and veggies while adding color, nutrients, and pizzazz to your dishes! Parsnips In Season: October-May Nutritional

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New Year’s Resolutions from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | January 29, 2015 at 9:46 am | comments

If you are like me, chances are you have a resolution to get in shape in the New Year. It’s one of the top resolutions in America. For me, like many new moms, the challenge is how to lose my stubborn baby weight. During my pregnancy, I gained a healthy amount of weight and tried to eat nutritious foods that would provide my baby and my body with the nutrients

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Special Olympics: Motivation for Healthy Living

by Together Counts Partner | January 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm | comments

Special Olympics is known worldwide as a sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), but many people may not be aware that it is also the largest public health program in the world serving people with ID. As a partner of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Together Counts™ program, we know the importance of community. Through the work of volunteer healthcare professionals and students, athletes receive exams,

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