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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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Bumble Bee Wellness for Life

by Together Counts Partner | April 14, 2016 at 9:55 am | comments

“We want to show women with heart disease that it can be easy to engage in a heart healthy lifestyle,” said Mary McGowan, Chief Executive Officer for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. “Bumble Bee® BeeWell for Life® gave us a chance to do that.” For nearly a decade Bumble Bee Seafoods teamed up with charities across the country to provide funding and tips on leading a

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Hershey Run, Jump, Throw

by Together Counts Partner | March 17, 2016 at 8:52 am | comments

Last year, Kathy Langdon, the health and wellness facilitator for Indianapolis Public Schools, had what she says, now, was a great idea. At the time though, she thought it might be a bit crazy. She wanted to bring together students from 43 elementary schools for a giant field day, focused on physical activity. The district spent months preparing and organizing events, and encouraging schools to let students to participate. Her

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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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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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The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Early Childhood Nutrition Program

by Together Counts Partner | December 17, 2015 at 5:03 pm | comments

“There is no better way to teach people about nutrition than in the presence of food,” said Wendy Johnson-Askew, PhD, MPH, RD, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs of Gerber. She was speaking of a recent class where young moms were served a nutritious lunch to not only provide nourishment but also to serve as an example. The class was taught as part of The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Early Childhood Nutrition

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Campbell Healthy Communities

by Together Counts Partner | November 24, 2015 at 10:43 am | comments

In the four years since the Campbell Soup Company has launched its Campbell Healthy Communities program in Camden, New Jersey, the program has racked up some impressive statistics. Approximately 30% of all corner stores, the places where most Camden residents do their grocery shopping, are enrolled in the Healthy Corner Store Network, a group that supports efforts to increase the sale of healthy, affordable food in underserved communities and enables

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Troops for Fitness

by Together Counts Partner | July 16, 2015 at 11:39 am | comments

George Bonilla’s voice fills with pride as he talks about the life improvements his students have made since starting his Tai Chi class. One of his students, he said, used to have trouble attending her grandchildren’s soccer games. She couldn’t climb up the bleachers to find a seat. After studying Tai Chi with George, she now climbs to the top of the bleachers without a problem. It’s about “the minor

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Kellogg Making a Difference with Breakfasts for Better Days

by Together Counts Partner | June 18, 2015 at 8:46 am | comments

By: Lisa Gable, President of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Michelle Guillermin, Director of Healthy Communities for the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Renee Hoefler, a first grade teacher in Battle Creek, Michigan, has seen first hand what a difference starting each day with breakfast in the classroom makes. “The ability for the kids to maintain their focus on their studies once we start our day has been a drastic

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