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Working Together to Help Reduce Obesity

by admin | May 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | comments

It may be no surprise to learn that American’s waistlines have been steadily expanding in recent decades – more than 35 percent of Americans are obese, and 70 percent are overweight. Twenty percent of children in the U.S. are estimated to be obese. We’re taking the steps to involve as many stakeholders as possible to create the solution, from parents and schools to food and beverage companies, retailers, non-governmental organizations

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Expanding Your Cultural Taste Buds

by Together Counts Partner | May 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm | comments

When evaluating your food choices, do you stick to a standard menu of options or do you try new foods? Many of us fall into the first category, especially as we enter our adult years. We get used to eating a certain way, and it’s hard to try new flavors and cultural aromas that are unfamiliar to our palettes. Keeping an open mind about the foods you eat allows you

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The Summertime Activities Kids Never Outgrow

by Liz Thompson | May 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm | comments

Raising kids on the Jersey shore, where the day can change from sunny to GRAB THE FOOD and RUN FOR THE CAR in a matter of minutes, planning out our summertime activities really depends upon the weather – not to mention, my willingness to battle the shore traffic – so, I’ve learned to NOT make any definite plans. Give a kid a patch of grass, a sprinkler, some dish soap

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Hydration Tips from Kraft Foods

by Together Counts Partner | May 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm | comments

As the temperatures climb, and kids head out doors for playtime and team sports, remember that hydration is an important part of the energy balance equation. Plain drinking water is a clear choice for proper hydration, but it’s not the only option. Beverages such as milk, juice, sports drinks and soft drinks, —and even foods such as fruits and vegetables—help meet the body’s water needs. Your kid’s daily hydration needs

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Grocery Shopping Made Easy: Facts Up Front

by Together Counts Partner | May 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm | comments

For many people, a trip to the grocery store can seem like an overwhelming task. With so many different foods to choose from, it can be hard to determine the best options for building a healthy diet for yourself and your family. Key to any healthy diet is maintaining Energy Balance—the principle behind Together Counts. To do this, shoppers will want to learn to balance calories consumed through food and

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What to Eat Before, During and After Exercise

by Together Counts Partner | May 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm | comments

Overall, eating plans are great, but what you choose to eat for optimal performance and results before, during and after workouts is of equal importance. The following tips will help you maintain wellness as you incorporate physical activity into your everyday routine. Before Your Workout: Regular Workouts: You should not plan on working out right after major meal times. Instead, opt for a light snack to amp your energy enough

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Stepping Outside Our Routine for Mother’s Day

by Melanie Edwards | May 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm | comments

As moms, we’re often running from one place to the next. There’s work, school, after-school activities, errands, and countless other places from which we go back and forth. With such a busy routine, it’s often difficult to find a way to spend quality time as a family outside the car. That’s something I love about celebrating holidays like Mother’s Day – it’s a great opportunity to let go of the

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Birthdays Are For Celebrating

by Caleb Gardner | May 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm | comments

In our house, birthdays are more than just a milestone. They are an event. When my oldest son, Miles, turned four this past month, we prepared weeks in advance. We repainted our play room and hung new decorations celebrating his favorite artwork he had made at preschool. We scheduled trips to our local Jump Zone, so he could run around with his friends and get some energy out. My wife

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Physical Education and Sport Week

by Together Counts Partner | May 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm | comments

May 1 – 7 is National Physical Education and Sport Week, a nationwide celebration supported by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, emphasizing the value of physical education and activity in the lives of children and young adults. The theme this year, Let’s Move! Active Schools, encourages teachers and parents to create active environments where students get 60 minutes of daily physical activity through quality physical

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