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10 Foods to Help You with Balanced Eating

by Together Counts Partner | May 29, 2014 at 9:00 am | comments

Eating balanced meals is not always easy, but as a partner of the Together Counts™ program, Healthy Dining Finder is here to give you advice for how to reach your goals. Here are 10 foods that are signing on to help you reap nutritious benefits from food including lower blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower risk of diabetes, more energy to do what you love: Avocado –This guy adds healthy

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Storytelling With Activity

by Allison McDonald | May 27, 2014 at 9:29 am | comments

As parents, we spent a lot of time asking our kids if they are telling us stories when we’re trying to determine if they are telling us the truth. Children are natural storytellers, and while it can be frustrating when the story is coming out while they are trying to explain why the vase in the living room is broken, it’s an important skill for literacy that we should be

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The Importance of the Occasional Treat

by Jeff Bogle | May 22, 2014 at 9:01 am | comments

I’m not the sort to forbid sweets. That’s not by accident. Early June is the time of year when broad-brush strokes of sun cover the world in a luxurious yellow hue. Early summer is also the time of year when scoops of chilly ice cream goodness taste the best. This is true whether you’re at the edge of the driveway listening to Mr. Frosty’s jingle, by grandmom and grandpop’s backyard

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Get Girls Active!

by Together Counts Partner | May 20, 2014 at 10:24 am | comments

Studies show that girls who have many choices of leisure have promoted successful life skills such as utilizing positive coping skills, increased sense of self, reduction in risky behaviors and increased goal setting. Additionally, physical activity can be an effective tool for reducing the symptoms of stress and depression. Bottom line: sports help girls in all aspects of their lives. These tips will provide you with the information to get

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Did You Know: Hummus

by Together Counts Partner | May 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm | comments

Did you know in this age of food mash ups and cross cultural culinary creativity (think Korean tacos), a food could be wildly popular in parts of the United States and regions throughout the world, and at the same time be relatively unknown among about 80 million Americans? That food is hummus—a staple throughout much of the Middle East and Mediterranean—which is made from the humble chickpea. In fact, “hummus”

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Keeping Kids Safe in the Kitchen

by Together Counts Partner | May 13, 2014 at 8:48 am | comments

Whether they are helping you cook or simply watching, we know at Kraft that part of learning to cook means mastering basic kitchen safety. Just like we teach our kids about physical activity and nutrition, it’s important for them to become familiar with basic safety rules in the kitchen to ensure we prepare nutritious meals. Below are ten simple safety rules you can start implementing today! 10 Kitchen Safety Rules

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Great Outdoors

by Anna Luther | May 8, 2014 at 9:41 am | comments

I’ve only been a mom for six years now, but that has been enough time for me to figure out exactly what I want to do on Mother’s Day. Here’s a hint: It’s not spending the morning trying to wrangle my kids into dress clothes so that I can try to convince them that it would be fun to stay in their seats while we try to eat brunch at

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3 Ways to Make “Screen Free Week” Work as a Family

by Jenny Rapson | May 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm | comments

Spring has finally sprung here in my corner of the country, and after that extra-cold winter I have never been happier to see it – or to get outdoors with my kids! As a Together Counts™ Energy Balance Ambassador, I am always looking for ways to make active play a priority for my kids, and one of the ways I do that is by limiting their screen time. In our

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Ten Healthy, Active Habits for Kids

by Together Counts Partner | May 1, 2014 at 10:45 am | comments

It’s easy to get caught up in simply getting a dinner on the table that everyone’s willing to eat – never mind all the worries about nutrition. Issues like: am I feeding them too much? Should I make them finish their meal? Will they be hungry at school? Are they getting enough calcium, iron, or that latest vital nutrient I just read about? Is this food nutritious? These questions are

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