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4-H Is Growing True Leaders

by Together Counts Partner | February 16, 2017 at 9:30 am | comments

Leadership is a valued skill in our society, but any young people today aren’t being given the opportunity to learn the tenacity, strategic-thinking and people skills that they’ll need to lead – now and in the future. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living we realize that these are important skills for our youth to have. For me, leadership started at home as a big

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3 Ideas for an Easy Valentine’s Day with the Family

by Together Counts Partner | February 14, 2017 at 9:46 am | comments

Valentine’s Day and restaurants seem to go hand-in-hand. The idea of sharing a meal out with that special someone has long been a favorite way to spend this love-filled holiday. That doesn’t mean you can’t start some new traditions, especially when you have kids. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we recommend getting creative and celebrating a healthy Valentine’s Day with food, fun and

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Healthy Lifestyle: Teaching Your Child to Cook

by Together Counts Partner | February 9, 2017 at 10:10 am | comments

Cooking—a basic life skill – can be helpful for future health and wellness when  taught as young as possible. A familiarity with the kitchen leads to lifelong talents that will be practiced at least 3 times a day! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we want to share five reasons why you should get your child of any age involved in cooking to encourage

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Staying Active in Winter: Tips and Tricks for Kids

by Together Counts Partner | February 7, 2017 at 9:44 am | comments

Staying active in the winter months can be a daunting task. Most people would rather stay inside, veg out on the couch, and call it a day. But these kinds of activities don’t support your physical or mental health. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we know there are numerous indoor activities that can be a good substitute for more typical outdoor sports during

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Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions with These Healthy Tips

by Together Counts Partner | February 2, 2017 at 9:48 am | comments

By Ru Ekanayake We’re one month into the new year and while studies show that over 80% of resolutions focus on health and wellness– just 8% of resolutions are actually kept. Don’t lose hope though! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we think now is a perfect time to keep the healthy, active lifestyle going.  Here are our five favorite tips to have lasting

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Limiting Screen Time

by Together Counts Partner | January 31, 2017 at 12:01 pm | comments

During the winter, it can be tough to peel away from the couch and feel inspired to do healthy activities. Oftentimes, weekends and time away from school and work are spent in front of the computer or the television instead of participating in other healthy, active activities. As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we realize that sometimes all you need is a little encouragement to get moving! The American Academy of

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The Time is “Ripe” for Canned Food

by Together Counts Partner | January 26, 2017 at 9:27 am | comments

By Rich Tavoletti, Executive Director As the executive director of the Canned Food Alliance, it’s my job to tout the many benefits of canned food. And as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, and someone who enjoys celebrating life’s special moments with family and friends over a good meal, I appreciate the simplicity, nutrition and great taste canned ingredients afford year-round. As we look ahead

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Celebrating Super Soups

by Together Counts Partner | January 24, 2017 at 9:28 am | comments

By Liz Weiss, MS, RDN January is National Soup Month! During the cold winter months, there is nothing more comforting than a nourishing bowl of steaming homemade soup. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we at the Canned Food Alliance recognize that healthy eating is essential to an overall healthy lifestyle. We partnered with Liz Weiss, who shares her ideas about making soup as

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Wintertime Activities: Go Ice Skating

by Together Counts Partner | January 19, 2017 at 9:30 am | comments

I admit it, I am not in love with winter. I catch a chill in November that does not leave until the middle of May. Despite this, I do try to make the best of the cold weather by lacing up our family’s skates and stepping out on the ice. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, I encourage physical activities year-round, even in cold

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5 Ideas for Exploring Nature with Kids this Winter

by Together Counts Partner | January 17, 2017 at 9:09 am | comments

In the mid-Atlantic region, we tend to experience a winter of wild temperature fluctuations and snowfall. Most of us would like nothing more this time of year than to snuggle up with a warm drink and a good book or old movie. For me, though, a “snow day” involves entertaining a busy toddler who would rather be out tromping through the fluffy white stuff than spending the day inside. As

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