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4 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Sleep

by Together Counts Partner | May 26, 2016 at 10:15 am | comments

Sleep isn’t just a luxury of life – it’s a health requirement for adults and kids alike. When people don’t get enough sleep, it really shows. Lack of sleep has been linked to depression, lost productivity and even obesity. As a partner of the Together Counts program for healthy, active living, we understand how essential sleep is to give you energy for the things you enjoy doing every day. So

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Three Ways to Revamp Your Meals

by Together Counts Partner | May 24, 2016 at 11:27 am | comments

When’s the last time you stopped to think about exactly what you were eating and why? It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to food choices, buying what we always do, making what we always make, and taking in the occasional unexpected food or beverage when someone leaves cake or other food out in the break room at work. Stop the boredom! As a partner of the

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Unified Sports: May be coming soon to a school near you!

by Together Counts Partner | May 19, 2016 at 10:01 am | comments

In our busy lives, we are surrounded by differences in culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, disabilities and other differences to lead us to think that we are more different than alike. Most parents want their children to be tolerant and accepting of others, and to feel comfortable and flexible interacting with people. What does it take to help our children to not be afraid, to step outside their comfort zone and

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5 Forgotten Foods

by Together Counts Partner | May 17, 2016 at 10:22 am | comments

Food, like most other things in life, follows trends. Foods move in and out of the spotlight (can you say kale?), take up more or less space at the market and are featured or forgotten on restaurant menus as the years go by. This ebb and flow of food in our lives is often just a matter of taste and preference, so what happens when healthy foods are forgotten or

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Learning by Doing

by Together Counts Partner | May 12, 2016 at 11:46 am | comments

Children living at three times the national poverty rate with limited access to nutritious foods or exposure to healthy behaviors, have long found sanctuary at their local Boys & Girls Clubs. Danielle Morris, Director, Nutrition, Health & Wellness for Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA), explains that, nationwide, most of its nearly 4 million members rely on their local Club for meals. Often, the food children receive after school

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Make Your Health a Priority

by Together Counts Partner | May 10, 2016 at 10:45 am | comments

“National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority.” Everything from regular doctor visits, eating healthy, staying active, getting enough sleep, and managing stress are important steps to take to ensure wellness, all things that are encouraged by the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living.

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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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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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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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