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Meal Planning for the “On the Go” Kid

by Together Counts Partner | March 30, 2017 at 7:34 am | comments

By Sydney Antolini, Camp Shane Georgia Nutrition Instructor When families are on the run, they need something to ‘grab and go,’ or something that is readily available so they can eat quickly and rush off to their next soccer game or ballet practice. Finding a healthy choice can sometimes be challenging when you’re always on the run. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, here are some on-the-go meal tips

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4 Questions and Answers about Protein

by Together Counts Partner | March 28, 2017 at 7:51 am | comments

All calories come from four places in our diets: carbohydrates, fat, protein and alcohol. In the 1990s, low-fat diets and foods were everywhere you turned and, more recently, carbs have come under fire. Protein never seems to get much negative attention and is often proudly boasted on many food labels. Some coffee and smoothie shops even offer the option of adding a scoop of protein powder to your favorite drink.

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15 Ideas to Help Your Family “Put Your Best Fork Forward”

by Together Counts Partner | March 23, 2017 at 8:42 am | comments

Today’s world is very tuned into food. With cooking shows on TV at all hours of day and night, restaurants serving just about any kind of food you can think of, recipes for every taste easily found online and an increasingly connected world helping us all learn more about international cuisines, is it any surprise that food plays such a big role in our lives? For this reason, it’s more

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How to Encourage Girls to Go After Their Dreams

by Together Counts Partner | March 21, 2017 at 8:49 am | comments

We all want the girls in our lives to go after their dreams, but the media, our celebrity culture and social media can send mixed messages that affect their confidence. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we want to share our tips to encourage your daughter, granddaughter, niece, younger sister or any girl you know to have the confidence to work toward her goals.

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Getting Prepared for the Special Olympics with Alpine Skier Jennifer Troutman

by Together Counts Partner | March 16, 2017 at 5:30 am | comments

On March 18, 2017, more than 2,500 athletes from 107 countries will gather in Austria for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. For the next week they will show the world their talent, bravery, determination and spirit. One of those athletes is Jennifer Troutman. She is a member of the Special Olympics USA alpine skiing team and will be competing in the Giant Slalom and

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Spring Produce Guide: 3 Fantastic Foods to Try for National Nutrition Month®

by Together Counts Partner | March 14, 2017 at 5:30 am | comments

Spring is right around the corner, and gardens, farms and fields across the country will soon be bursting into bloom. Accompanying the dawn of spring every March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s campaign encourages people to make small and simple, but well-informed choices about the foods they eat to create lasting healthy habits. Common

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5 Surprising Things You Can Find in the Frozen Food Aisle

by Together Counts Partner | March 2, 2017 at 9:08 am | comments

You do your best to balance all parts of your busy lifestyle including remembering to be active and keep a balanced diet. This is where frozen foods can be a reliable source for planning ahead and staying on track. Why? Frozen foods are real foods that just happen to be frozen retaining all the flavor, quality and nutrition as when they were made. Did you know March is Frozen Food

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