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5 Veggies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

by Together Counts Partner | June 22, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Trying to eat more veggies? While lettuce, tomatoes, corn and carrots make your grocery list and ultimately make it to your breakfast, lunch or dinner plate, think about changing up your vegetable routine. As a Together Counts™ partner for healthy active living, we know adding a new vegetable into the mix, whether sweet or savory, can inspire your taste buds. Soon you may find yourself lingering a little longer in

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3 Reasons Why Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day for Kids

by Together Counts Partner | June 20, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Do your kids routinely eat breakfast each morning? Eating a balanced breakfast offers a wealth of health benefits, both physical and mental, for the whole family. As a Together Counts™ program partner encouraging healthy, active living, we know that teaching your children healthy habits from a young age by incorporating a nutritious breakfast into their daily routine is a vital life lesson. Breakfast will not only have a positive impact on their bodies,

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Make the Dairy Aisle Your Destination for the Perfect-Sized Snack

by Together Counts Partner | June 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm | comments

It’s clear we’ve become a nation of people who love their snacks and often opt for smaller meals throughout the day. With many people aiming for a well-balanced diet that combines healthy and occasionally indulgent options, the dairy aisle can be your one-stop shop for endless snacking possibilities. Your grocer’s dairy case is a perfect place to find nutritious, protein-packed snacks and easy, grab-and-go meals to fuel your busy summer

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Staying Fit & Healthy: Special Olympics Inspiring Champions at Home

by Together Counts Partner | June 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm | comments

As partners of the Together Counts program supporting healthy active lifestyles, we at Special Olympics know that athletes compete at their best when they are fit and healthy. Therefore, we encourage our athletes to focus on health and fitness on and off the playing field. The simple suggestions below help families of athletes stay healthy together and provide a strong foundation for athletic performance.  And, these tips can help your family

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3 Ways to Add Protein to Your Meal Plan

by Together Counts Partner | June 8, 2017 at 9:36 am | comments

Food trends come and go, but protein’s popularity doesn’t seem to be fading any time soon. As a partner of the Together Counts program promoting healthy, active living, we know how important it is to maintain a balanced style of eating. It’s important to keep in mind that the average American adult gets more than the recommended amount of protein, and it’s possible to overdo it,but, if you’re looking for

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Five Things to Know Before Your Kid Goes to Camp

by Together Counts Partner | June 6, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

The end of the school year is just around the corner – which means summer camps will be coming up shortly after! Whether it’s a day camp or sleepover camp, getting everything your child needs in order can be hectic. We’re partnering with Together Counts™ – a program encouraging healthy active lifestyles – to make sure your kid has a great time at camp with these five simple tips: Leave

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Summertime Boredom Busters

by Together Counts Partner | June 1, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we love sharing healthy ideas that are fun for the whole family! Don’t you just love the first few weeks of summer vacation? Your kids aren’t bored yet, and there are lots of fun activities to enjoy in the sunshine and warm weather. After a few weeks though, summertime boredom can start to kick in. Here are our five favorite active and educational ideas to

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4 Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

by Together Counts Partner | May 30, 2017 at 11:28 am | comments

Summer is the perfect time to try something new. Whether it’s a hike in a local park, cooking a healthy recipe on the grill, or trying a new sport, there are plenty of ways to stay active and healthy in the warm weather. As a Together Counts™ partner supporting healthy, active living, we encourage you to hydrate by drinking plenty of water each day as you enjoy time outside this

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Exercising With A Busy Schedule

by Together Counts Partner | May 25, 2017 at 8:33 am | comments

Question: I understand that exercise is really important, but no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to fit a full workout into my busy schedule. What are some things I can do to stay in shape without going to the gym? Answer: It’s great that you recognize how important physical activity is, and you want to fit exercise into your daily routine. As a Together Counts™ program partner encouraging

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Early Childhood Education: The Power of Play in Physical Education

by Together Counts Partner | May 23, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

School is not strictly about academic development, particularly when it comes to early childhood education. Numeracy and literacy are key, but so too is the moral, social and emotional development that can come through casual interactions with fellow students and teachers. Playtime is the perfect opportunity to foster this development, and what better place to begin incorporating play than into physical education curriculum? As a partner of the Together Counts™

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