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5 Tips for a Safe Halloween

by Together Counts Partner | October 29, 2015 at 9:27 am | comments

As your kids grow, you’re growing as a parent. Your mind, your patience, and, most importantly, your understanding of their wants and needs. This Halloween we’re pairing up with the Together Counts™ program because we think you should have all the Halloween safety facts: everything from candy intake to what to do the night of the big walk. Here are a few safety tips for you and your children: If

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Get Ready for Fall Running with these 6 Tips

by Together Counts Partner | October 27, 2015 at 11:22 am | comments

As sweltering summer temps melt into fall’s perfect beauty, there’s no better time to take your run outdoors. As we partner with the Together Counts™ nationwide program for active, healthy living, we urge you to consider using these six tips to get the most out of your running experience. Go longer and faster As the weather starts to cool runners may notice distances and effort feel a little easier compared

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Sports-Based Youth Empowerment

by Together Counts Partner | October 22, 2015 at 8:46 am | comments

Declining physical education in schools means communities must pick up the slack By The Grizzlies Foundation It is well-known that childhood obesity is a problem across the country. Nearly 45% of children living in poverty are overweight or obese, and this same group is usually the one with the least access to healthy food or structured exercise programs. Sports in schools are the last vestige of team-based exercises for kids

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Celebrate National Seafood Month with your Kids

by Together Counts Partner | October 20, 2015 at 2:29 pm | comments

During National Seafood Month, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Seafood Nutrition Partnership are encouraging families to take the Healthy Heart Pledge to eat seafood twice a week. In conjunction with Seafood Nutrition Partnership, more communities and families are recognizing that healthy seafood meals are essential for our kids and healthy communities. As one example, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Alabama is offering an Eating Heart Healthy after-school program to

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Born to Run, or at Least Get Moving

by Together Counts Partner | October 15, 2015 at 11:27 am | comments

By: Rob Bisceglie, CEO Action for Healthy Kids In Chicago and New York City, school buses are back in motion, the air is crisp, and the days are getting shorter. These signs all point to one thing: marathon season. This past Sunday, 60 runners joined our Team Healthy Kids to run the Chicago Marathon and raise money for schools to implement health and wellness programming, and on November 1, twenty

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Apples – Did You Know?

by Together Counts Partner | October 13, 2015 at 11:42 am | comments

Did You Know there’s a whole family of apples? It’s a really large family. It’s alike in some ways but quite different in others. In the ‘alike department’ apples are round, but some are stretched out and may even have points on the bottom. Some are red, some are green, some are yellow, some are bi-color and there’s even a pink one. In the near future there will probably be

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Fill Your Fridge and Freezer, and Focus on Family

by Together Counts Partner | October 8, 2015 at 11:39 am | comments

The changing leaves and cooling temperatures of the fall season also bring back-to-school and holidays, two occasions that lend themselves to time spent with family around the table. Holiday meals are joyous, memorable affairs, and dinnertime on a school night is just as important. After all, family meals are an integral part of togetherness and well-being, a sentiment that we share with the nationwide Together Counts™ program. Sitting around the

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Start a Walking Program

by Together Counts Partner | October 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm | comments

There is no question about it, simply starting an exercise program is one of the hardest parts of the entire process of getting fit. So feel good (seriously) that you’re taking this first step–literally. As a supporter of the Together Counts™ program, we realize that in order to succeed, most of us have to choose something that’s simple to do; cheap or free; doesn’t take up a lot of time;

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Healthy Fun with the Grandkids

by Together Counts Partner | October 1, 2015 at 10:35 am | comments

Looking for fun and healthy activities to do with the grandkids? Give these a whirl. During Grandparents Month this past September, I started hunting up fun activities for when I visit with my grandchildren. Sometimes we do mad science, sometimes artsy things. Fun snacks to make together are always good. As a partner of the nationwide Together Counts™ program and an advocate for leading an active, healthy lifestyle, there are

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