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A Mentor in Nutrition Education

by Together Counts Partner | July 30, 2015 at 9:36 am | comments

Did you have a mentor when you were growing up? For many children, important role models are developed from mentoring relationships they have with teens or young adults. Studies have shown that youth that have positive mentors in their lives are more likely to stay in school, more likely to have high self-esteem and less likely to have substance abuse issues. As a proud partner of the Together Counts™ program,

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Share a Family Meal Anywhere

by Together Counts Partner | July 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm | comments

Every single day across America, firefighters gather around the kitchen table. Having just left their loved ones at home, they now sit down at this familiar piece of furniture with their second family. When I was introduced to the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Together Counts™ program, I didn’t immediately make the connection from their mission to our firehouse. Yes, we here at Fork and Hose Co. like to feature many

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Top 5 Tips to Broaden the Palette of Your Picky Eater

by Together Counts Partner | July 21, 2015 at 10:01 am | comments

Every parent dreams of a dinner table painted with colors from each food group, warmed up and ready to serve to the family. Then you hear it, “Yuck, I don’t like that.” Not every child is as accepting of trying new foods as we’d like them to be, but with time and patience their taste interests can expand. Here are our top five tips for expanding your picky eater’s palette.

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Troops for Fitness

by Together Counts Partner | July 16, 2015 at 11:39 am | comments

George Bonilla’s voice fills with pride as he talks about the life improvements his students have made since starting his Tai Chi class. One of his students, he said, used to have trouble attending her grandchildren’s soccer games. She couldn’t climb up the bleachers to find a seat. After studying Tai Chi with George, she now climbs to the top of the bleachers without a problem. It’s about “the minor

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Special Olympics Health Promotion Volunteers

by Together Counts Partner | July 14, 2015 at 11:26 am | comments

For many, summer weekends are the best opportunity to go to the beach, mountains or other favorite get away and relaxation spots. School is out, the days are longer and the air just smells a little sweeter. As a partner of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s Together Counts™ program, we realize that summer is also a great time to develop new skills, meet new people and explore new areas of

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Inspiring Active Healthy Lifestyles as a Girl Scouts Young Leader

by Alli Delano | July 9, 2015 at 10:05 am | comments

As recent college grads new to Washington, D.C., we knew that volunteering would be a great way to get involved in our new community and began looking for ways to help empower and engage young girls. The Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Young Leaders program was the perfect fit. The Young Leaders Program is designed to engage college students and young professionals as Girl Scout Troop leaders for underserved

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Summertime: The Perfect Time to Learn and Play Golf

by Together Counts Partner | July 7, 2015 at 11:02 am | comments

By Nikki Gatch, PGA, PGA Player Development Regional Manager, the PGA of America Now that summer is in full swing, people are taking vacations, having barbeques and, of course, enjoying outdoor activities such as golf! Summer is the perfect time to introduce your kids to golf. Whether your youngster is a beginner or a seasoned tournament player, PGA Professionals across the country offer programs, camps and events for boys and

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15 Easy and Healthy Choices to Make Over the Summer

by Together Counts Partner | July 1, 2015 at 11:23 am | comments

Summer just seems to lend itself to healthier choices. More daylight hours help us get out and get active, gardens and markets overflow with seasonal fruits and veggies, and summer heat steers us toward more healthful eating and active living. Whether you’re at home or eating out at a restaurant, these wholesome choices can help you and your family boost nutrition and energy as the weather heats up. This is

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