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5 Ways to Make Weight Loss Part of the Back to School Routine

by Together Counts Partner | October 19, 2017 at 11:15 am | comments

1. Plan ahead – Make healthy breakfasts and lunches the night before to avoid the morning rush.  The whole family will benefit from having the best choices on hand, and you’ll be less likely to make last minute, unhealthy choices when hunger hits. Don’t forget to enlist help in the kitchen to spend some time together and help get everyone on board with healthy habits! 2. Break up homework and

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Long-Term Health Benefits Shown from Eating Meals at Home as a Family

by Together Counts Partner | October 12, 2017 at 11:56 am | comments

Regular family meals are linked to the kinds of outcomes we all want for our children: higher grades and self-esteem, healthier eating habits and weight, and less risky behavior. As a proud partner of the Together Counts program, Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is among the organizations accepting the challenge and encouraging all Americans to pledge to share one more meal at home per week with our families. Numerous studies underscore

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Try a healthy take on an old Friday favorite…

by Together Counts Partner | September 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm | comments

If you’re looking for a low-carb, high-fiber alternative to the old fan-favorite, pizza, try mini zucchini pizzas! The squash, zucchini, is a favorite because it is in-season and ripe for the picking (so it’s at peak flavor)! Zucchini contains so many fantastic nutrients such as vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus as well as a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin, and protein. Click here for

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Summer Treats to Beat the Heat: 6 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

by Together Counts Partner | August 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm | comments

  The summer heat can be tough to deal with, especially for kids who are running around in the hot sun all day. Coupling cool snacks with healthy treats can require a bit of creativity, but it’s not impossible to encourage healthy eating over the summer break. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, and to help your kids cool down and stay hydrated, consider

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Summer Fun: Health-Inspired Tips for the Family

by Together Counts Partner | August 3, 2017 at 8:48 pm | comments

The summer fun is heating up.  However you plan to spend the days, grab the opportunity to make it a health-inspired summer for your family.  Get moving, enjoy good-for-you food and have plenty of fun to show your kids just how good healthy can taste and feel. Treat yourself and your family well with the best food choices this summer. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy,

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5 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

by Together Counts Partner | June 29, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Summer is the perfect time to fill up on fresh fruits and veggies. Eating a variety of healthy foods helps you stay fit, keeps you feeling fuller longer, and helps your digestive system run smoothly. Use these tips from Guard Your Health, a supporter of the Together Counts™ program supporting healthy, active living, to learn how to work more produce into your diet. With a little planning, you can find

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A “Fresh” Look Inside the Can

by Together Counts Partner | June 27, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

People often say they are trying to eat more whole foods but simply can’t afford them. When asked their definition of whole, many will say fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood and dairy products. You might be surprised to find that the canned food aisle also contains whole foods, giving you the most nutrition bang for your buck. As a Together Counts™ partner for healthy active living, we have some

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5 Veggies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

by Together Counts Partner | June 22, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Trying to eat more veggies? While lettuce, tomatoes, corn and carrots make your grocery list and ultimately make it to your breakfast, lunch or dinner plate, think about changing up your vegetable routine. As a Together Counts™ partner for healthy active living, we know adding a new vegetable into the mix, whether sweet or savory, can inspire your taste buds. Soon you may find yourself lingering a little longer in

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3 Reasons Why Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day for Kids

by Together Counts Partner | June 20, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Do your kids routinely eat breakfast each morning? Eating a balanced breakfast offers a wealth of health benefits, both physical and mental, for the whole family. As a Together Counts™ program partner encouraging healthy, active living, we know that teaching your children healthy habits from a young age by incorporating a nutritious breakfast into their daily routine is a vital life lesson. Breakfast will not only have a positive impact on their bodies,

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Make the Dairy Aisle Your Destination for the Perfect-Sized Snack

by Together Counts Partner | June 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm | comments

It’s clear we’ve become a nation of people who love their snacks and often opt for smaller meals throughout the day. With many people aiming for a well-balanced diet that combines healthy and occasionally indulgent options, the dairy aisle can be your one-stop shop for endless snacking possibilities. Your grocer’s dairy case is a perfect place to find nutritious, protein-packed snacks and easy, grab-and-go meals to fuel your busy summer

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