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How to Expand Your Picky Eater’s Palate

by Together Counts Partner | September 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm | comments

Children are notorious for being picky eaters. Sometimes they grow out of these habits, and other times they carry them into their teens or even adulthood. As a partner of the Together CountsTM program, EatToWinGame understands the importance of balanced nutrition for a healthy and active lifestyle. First, Rule out Allergies Before you get too upset that your kids never want to eat certain foods, make sure they don’t have

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Smart from the Start

by Together Counts Partner | September 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm | comments

As with the building of any structure, laying a solid foundation is crucial for future stability. Building toward children’s futures should be no different. Children are tested on ABC’s, time-telling and colors throughout early education, why not nutrition and fitness? By implementing health-based early childhood education, kids are set up for a lifetime of positive activity and nutritional choices. The new Smart from the Start program, brought to you by

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Spicing up the Dinner Routine

by Estela Schnelle | September 19, 2013 at 9:01 pm | comments

Today I am sharing with you a quick and easy dish that can be paired with just about anything to make this a complete meal. As a Together CountsTM Ambassador, along with McCormick® Spices, a Together Counts partner, I bring you Indoor ‘Grilled’ Tilapia. I have always tried to provide my family with wholesome meals, but with our busy schedules, I needed a dish that was not only affordable, but also nutritious and tasty.

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Why Should You Be a PE Champion?

by Together Counts Partner | September 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm | comments

(PE) is an integral part of ensuring a healthy and active lifestyle, not just for our kids but for the country as a whole. PE isn’t just about requiring kids to pull on some gym clothes and work up a sweat for an hour during the school day. It’s a key component to total well-being, development, and a successful future. And we also know that increased physical activity is proven

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Fun Fall Activities to Stay Moving

by admin | September 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm | comments

Summer is over, school is in full swing, and it’s so tempting to curl up on the couch with a vat of popcorn and the remote. Resist the call of the Sunday afternoon snooze, because there are lots of great ways to enjoy the crisp, cool days and get in a workout while you’re at it. Take a Hike Now is a great time to get out among some nature

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A Little Bit of Everything

by Estela Schnelle | September 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm | comments

Eating in moderation can mean different things for everyone. As a dietitian and a Together Counts™ Ambassador, I believe that moderation means not depriving your food intake, or life of anything that you love. Not allowing yourself to eat a certain food can often lead to a backlash effect and cause you to eat more. As a mother, I know firsthand that kids will eat what their parents eat and

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The Benefits of Structured Physical Activity for Early Childhood Programs

by Together Counts Partner | September 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm | comments

Structured physical activities are usually led by a qualified adult and include organized sports, guided play, and school PE programs. Structured activities are important throughout a person’s life, but they play an essential role in early childhood—from birth to about five years of age. These are very tender years for a child. What they learn at this early age lays the groundwork for their future cognitive, social, emotional, and physical

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The Many Examples We Set for Our Children

by Melanie Edwards | September 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm | comments

As an ambassador for Together Counts TM and as a parent, I try hard to be a good role model for my children. From watching what I say and how I say it, to leading a well-balanced life, I know that I set examples for my children in many forms, whether I mean to or not. It’s amazing how much they observe everything we say and do and emulate our

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