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Benefits of Spring Gardening

by Jenn Fowler | May 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm | comments

Spring has sprung and summer is on its way, which means it’s time for one of my favorite activities of the year–growing my vegetable garden! Gardening not only provides delicious vegetables for your family dinner table at very economical prices- it’s also a wonderful thing to share with your children. Five Reasons to Garden with the Kids They’ll try something new. Food that a child has planted, watered, tended and

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End of School Energy Balance

by Audrey McClelland | May 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm | comments

My oldest son William is about to finish first grade. Honestly, I don’t know where the time has gone. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was signing him up for preschool and was nervous watching him walk in with his backpack (that was about the size of him!) and lunch bag. He’s now a little man, almost my height, loves learning and is sad that this school

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Together Counts Health and Wellness Makeover

by Brian Azzarello | May 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm | comments

We recently partnered with Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act” to help a handful of “reality stars” set their fitness and health goals and achieve them! Viewers will get to see all of the hard work, determination and results of our stars’ efforts to reach their goals. You’ll be getting to know our stars this season, so, we wanted to introduce you to them, as you’re sure to be inspired by

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“Sneak it in Week” – Tips to Get Fit at Work and Home

by Lauren Wisniewski | May 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm | comments

Working professionals opted for gym shoes over loafers last month in response to “Sneak It In Week,” a nation-wide effort encouraging individuals to sneak in 10 minutes of physical activity into their workday. “Sneak It In Week” was held on April 9-13 and encouraged people to take small steps in their daily lives to increase their level of physical activity. The event was promoted by ParticipACTION, a national nonprofit dedicated

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Healthy Playground Makeover Winners!

by Together Counts Partner | May 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm | comments

Speake School is tucked away about 50 miles west of Huntsville, Alabama. Passing farm after farm you see it just off the road past an old country church. On May 3, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with the students, teachers and staff celebrating their Grand Prize win in the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes sponsored by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), Discovery Education, Sports Authority

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Spring Into Action

by Brian Azzarello | May 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm | comments

Let’s face it; getting the family all together to share regular meals or activities isn’t as easy as it used to be. Balancing hectic work schedules, after school activities and other social engagements with quality family time has become a job unto itself. We at Together Counts understand and have been helping families across the country solve these dilemmas by providing resources to get families enjoying more meals together and moving

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