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Throwback Thursday: Sharing Games and Family Meals From Your Childhood

by Allison McDonald | March 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm | comments

“Mama what was it like when you were little?” My kids have inherited my curiosity of the past and beg me to tell them about what life was like in the olden days, which for them means the early 80s. The questions that pop up the most are always about food and play. When you think about it that makes sense because for kids, meals are something that they know

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A Tangerine and a Cranberry Walk Into a Restaurant

by Together Counts Partner | March 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm | comments

A tangerine and a cranberry walk into a restaurant. It may sound like the beginning to a questionable joke, but this pair is really a match made in heaven – especially when it comes to boosting some of your personal health goals. These two first met on a blustery winter day, and it’s been culinary magic ever since between the Asian-native tangerine, and the cool North American native, cranberry.  These

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Childhood Obesity: It’s Time To Think Outside the Box

by Lisa Gable | March 20, 2014 at 11:28 am | comments

It’s hard to believe, but only 3.8% of U.S. elementary schools offer daily physical education classes for their young students, and only nine states require that elementary schools offer recess. How can this be? As any parent knows, the chance to have kids run around and burn up some of their boundless excess energy is good for their bodies AND their minds. To deprive children of that opportunity is to

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Add Up to Seven Years to Your Life: Just Start Walking

by Together Counts Partner | March 18, 2014 at 9:54 am | comments

While the benefits of exercise may be obvious, many people might be surprised to find that brisk walking can add as much as seven years to your life! Recent stories in the Daily Mail, Associated Press, USA Today, and BBC News have reported on the astounding health benefits of brisk walking, as little as 150 minutes a week. Representatives from Harvard University and the U.S. government’s medical research agency analyzed

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Lucky Charm St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

by Small Fry | March 13, 2014 at 9:58 am | comments

One thing we love about holidays is that they offer us the chance to learn and teach about topics and events in history that would normally never come up around the dinner table. Even better, our kids are so excited about the upcoming festivities for each holiday, they seem to be extra inquisitive and excited to learn as well. This scavenger hunt is a nice little nudge and reminder to

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Eyes on the Prize: How to Spot Wholesome Foods

by Together Counts Partner | March 11, 2014 at 10:22 am | comments

Scanning nutrition labels is a great way to help you find and make balanced food choices. And it’s estimated that at least 60% of Americans are in fact paying more attention to the numbers on the food packages they buy. [1] But if you don’t know what to look for on the label—or are only noticing the calories—chances are you’re not seeing the complete picture of your favorite eats. As

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7 Tempting Tips for Fruits and Veggies

by Together Counts Partner | March 6, 2014 at 10:01 am | comments

Is eating healthier one of your goals for 2014? If so, you are most likely looking for new ways to add fruits and veggies to your diet. Fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet, and they contribute a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to your meals. For those focused on health, fruits and vegetables also provide high amounts of heart- and weight-friendly fiber. Courtesy of Fruits

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