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Coca Cola Refreshing Communities

by Together Counts Partner | February 25, 2016 at 10:14 am | comments

San Antonio residents no longer need a gym membership or any sort of fancy equipment to work out. They can now go to Labor Street Park to play kickball, basketball or even use outdoor fitness equipment. Not so long ago, Labor Street Park was in desperate need of some TLC. The lights didn’t turn on and the basketball courts were cracked. But that all changed, thanks to a grant from

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What Does “Better Choices” Really Mean, Anyway?

by Together Counts Partner | February 23, 2016 at 9:01 am | comments

Food is important to people. It’s personal to people. And for good reason. We learn from our parents, family and friends about food, cooking and what we like and dislike. It becomes even more personal when we start to connect the food and lifestyle choices we make with our health. What happens when we break down all the daily lifestyle choices we make pertaining to our health? Ultimately, we may

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Good for Your Heart

by Together Counts Partner | February 18, 2016 at 9:27 am | comments

February is heart month and there are many important steps we need to take to keep ourselves healthy and avoid disease. And as a proud partner of the Together Counts™ program, we know there are important steps that can promote heart health from another angle. What are the things that contribute to a state of total well-being? I know what it takes for me to be the best version of

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The Best Foods to Eat for Cold and Flu Season

by Together Counts Partner | February 16, 2016 at 11:56 am | comments

With kids back in school, it’s time to get serious about fighting off those viruses, and one of the best ways is with your family’s diet. As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we know the importance of eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and healthy fats for managing weight and well-being. Whether you are eating at home or dining out at restaurants, a healthy diet is

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Free Health Resources for the Whole Family!

by Together Counts Partner | February 11, 2016 at 8:55 am | comments

Every family should have access to simple information on how they can add more fruits, veggies, whole grains and other healthy foods to their daily meals and how they can also incorporate more physical activity. As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we have decided to carve out a brand new online destination for loads of free resources from The OrganWise Guys. Our new Kids Club promotes healthy eating and physical activity

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Family Dinners and Children’s Weight Loss

by Together Counts Partner | February 9, 2016 at 10:25 am | comments

It is the haunting nightmare of every career-driven mom and dad: You work to give your child the best life possible, but somehow don’t actually take a moment to see them grow up. Somehow, everything gets lost in the shuffle, and before you know it your child is not a child anymore. Some of this cannot be helped, but as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy

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Simple Strategies for Parents Promoting Healthy Habits

by Together Counts Partner | February 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm | comments

Regardless of age or personal circumstances, it’s safe to say that modern life can place a wide range of demands upon youngsters – demands that may stand in the way of good health. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we understand that achieving a beneficial lifestyle requires dedication to healthy routines, and creating an appropriate balance between physical activity, rest, and good nutrition. Establishing

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Resolutions to Solutions

by Together Counts Partner | February 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm | comments

Winter is the perfect time to clean out your pantry and stock up on ingredients for a healthy lifestyle. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we at the Canned Food Alliance consulted with Melanie Zook, MA RD, to offer these simple tips to set yourself up for long-term success by keeping staples on hand for quick, nutritious meals and energy-packed snacks to grab and

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