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5 Ways Smartphones Simplify Mealtimes

by Rachel Matthews | December 26, 2012 at 9:00 am | comments

If you’re anything like me, you’re a super busy parent (I think “super busy” and “parent” are actually synonymous). Your smartphone is constantly on, and you use it for everything from phone calls to calendars to daily pictures of the kids and keeping everyone on the same page. The digital and mobile world often gets a bad reputation for taking away from quality family time. However, in many ways my

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8 Healthy Habits for Your Family

by Together Counts Partner | December 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm | comments

The RD Parent Empowerment Program is a unique program that brings the expertise of Registered Dietitians (RDs) into school and community settings to educate and empower parents to improve their families’ eating and physical activity habits and to influence their peers to do the same – much like the Together CountsTM program. The program was developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (formerly the American Dietetic Association Foundation)

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Gifts that Inspire Physical Fitness

by Lauren Wisniewski | December 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm | comments

Looking back on my holidays over the years, I realize now that part of the reason for my interest in staying so active since a child was the thought my parents put into my gifts, each year incorporating at least one that encouraged me to try a new sport or get outside and play. If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your children this holiday season, consider the Together

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Achieving Holiday Balance

by Rachel Matthews | December 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm | comments

Tis the season to be jolly, and to spend too much, eat too much and do too much. There’s something about the holiday season that causes people to over-do…I’m as guilty as the next, but we’ve been focusing on not doing too much, not overspending, not over-eating and just appreciating the simple, beautiful gifts that our life grants us: family and friends, a roof over our heads, the ability to

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Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Edition

by Katie Goodman | December 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm | comments

Preparing holiday meals can feel stressful. There are times I’d rather my children play quietly somewhere so I can focus on the task at hand in the kitchen. While I love my little helpers, it often feels easier to do it all without the help of little hands. And though that may be true, I look back on those moments in the kitchen from my childhood with fond memories. I

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6 Fall Super Foods to Eat Today

by Together Counts Partner | December 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm | comments

Now that we are heading into winter, farmers markets become more and more scarce. It may seem that some fruits and vegetables are hard to find, but you can still use plenty of them throughout the fall and winter in your daily meals. Check out below for some of my favorite fall power foods that I’ve shared with the Together CountsTM program, and give them a try yourself to add

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Fit Football Snacks

by Together Counts Partner | December 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm | comments

Cooler days, color changes, outdoor exercise and, of course, football — those are four things that make it feel like fall to us. If you’re as excited for this year’s football season as us, but not as much for the high-calorie food and snacks that go along with it, we’ve rounded up some healthful options. Now you can feel as good on game day as your (hopefully winning) team does. (See also

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