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Common Threads Challenges America to Cook for Life

by Together Counts Partner | January 28, 2016 at 9:21 am | comments

It is widely accepted that the benefits of the family meal are huge – everything from health to behavior can improve just by coming together to the table and enjoying a meal together. As an ambassador for the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we recognize that by taking that a step further, and preparing healthy food together in the kitchen, you can reap even more rewards: team work,

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5 Ideas to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

by Together Counts Partner | January 26, 2016 at 9:27 am | comments

Are kids your toughest mealtime critics? As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we understand that getting kids to eat healthy without a battle is often a top priority for parents. When eating out, look for healthy kids’ menu choices like grilled chicken strips and shrimp, sweet sides of fruit, dipping veggies and low-fat milk and yogurt. Kids LiveWell menu choices can help take the

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Personalize Your Family’s Eating for Better Health

by Together Counts Partner | January 21, 2016 at 10:07 am | comments

It may be time to throw out the one-size-fits-all box when it comes to health and wellness for you and your family. As research and technology progress, the idea of personalization for optimal health has gained momentum. Wearables provide more and more data on our individual health habits. Terms like “personalized lifestyle medicine” are becoming more and more mainstream, and unique recommendations for diet and lifestyle are becoming the norm. Personalization

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Introducing the 2016 Together Counts Partner Blogger Series

by Together Counts Partner | January 19, 2016 at 10:55 am | comments

Following the success of last year’s partner blogger series which featured over 30 unique blog entries from 10 Together Counts ambassadors, we are pleased to announce the partner blogger series is returning again in 2016! Featuring six returning bloggers and a few newcomers, we are excited for what’s in store. Stay tuned throughout the year for updates on active and healthy living, tips for better eating, holiday events you can

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Top Food Trends for 2016

by Together Counts Partner | January 14, 2016 at 9:11 am | comments

As we acquaint ourselves with the new year, everyone is gearing up for the hottest food trends of 2016. Last year was all about cauliflower, fermented foods, and ancient grains, and while those foods are still popular, there are some new kids on the block vying for popularity. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we at the Canned Food Alliance (CFA) enlisted Jessica Fishman

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After-School Snacking

by Together Counts Partner | January 12, 2016 at 10:17 am | comments

The school year is an exciting, but busy, time for kids and parents. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy living, we understand that with rushed mornings, hectic after-school activities, and homework at night, it’s not always easy for parents to be sure their kids are getting proper nutrition. However, if properly stocked, preparing after-school snacks can be easy! Here are 10 tips for convenient after-school snacks

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Hunger Free Minnesota

by Together Counts Partner | January 7, 2016 at 10:44 am | comments

There are few people who know what 600,000 pounds of sweet corn look like. Bob Branham, of the Produce Capture Institute, is one of them. Branham’s organization runs produce rescues. They rescue food that would otherwise rot in fields and donate it to local food pantries. The rescue work is hard and laborious — especially Branham said for people like him who normally work in offices — but it’s worth

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5 Simple Ways to a Healthier 2016

by Together Counts Partner | January 5, 2016 at 10:15 am | comments

Most of us create resolutions at the beginning of a new year. After all, it’s a great time to make behavior changes and start off the year with healthier habits. Many resolutions are broken because they are too ambitious and cannot be adhered to after the first week. As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we promote healthy active living, and encourage you to try making these small lifestyle changes that can have a big

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