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Spark Healthy Feature

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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Common Threads Challenges America to Cook for Life

by Together Counts Partner | January 28, 2016 at 9:21 am | comments

It is widely accepted that the benefits of the family meal are huge – everything from health to behavior can improve just by coming together to the table and enjoying a meal together. As an ambassador for the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we recognize that by taking that a step further, and preparing healthy food together in the kitchen, you can reap even more rewards: team work,

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OWG Resolutions Feature

5 Simple Ways to a Healthier 2016

by Together Counts Partner | January 5, 2016 at 10:15 am | comments

Most of us create resolutions at the beginning of a new year. After all, it’s a great time to make behavior changes and start off the year with healthier habits. Many resolutions are broken because they are too ambitious and cannot be adhered to after the first week. As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we promote healthy active living, and encourage you to try making these small lifestyle changes that can have a big

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TOPS Flu Feature

5 Tips for Avoiding the Flu this Winter

by Together Counts Partner | December 30, 2015 at 9:36 am | comments

Did you know that nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu each flu season? And do you ever feel like you have to start from scratch with your workout routine and healthy eating plan after you’re hit with the flu or a nasty cold? As a member of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we definitely don’t want you to spend your vacation days on

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HDF Diet Feature

Diet-Friendly Tips to Survive the Holidays

by Together Counts Partner | December 23, 2015 at 9:52 am | comments

During the holiday season, food temptation is everywhere! From sweet drinks and rich appetizers to bountiful meals and delicious desserts, it’s tough to eat healthy and in proper portions. As a member of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we recognize that having a game plan will help you survive the December through January season of abundance. Read on for Healthy Dining’s holiday-friendly tips. Make small, but smart

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5 Foods to Help You Stay Healthy this Winter

by Together Counts Partner | December 22, 2015 at 10:53 am | comments

Balanced nutrition is important all year long, but should take center stage in the winter months when germs, colds, and flus abound. As a member of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we want you to stay healthy all season long! According to Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert for TOPS, Dena McDowell, the following 5 foods can help you stay healthy this winter. Fish: Choosing fatty fish such

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Holiday Survival Guide Feature

Holiday Survival Guide

by Together Counts Partner | December 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm | comments

The holiday season is here and it’s this time of year that can make you crazy! As a member of the Together Counts™ program, we realize the holiday season can be chaotic, stressful and unhealthy; but it doesn’t necessarily have to be! Over the years we’ve shared a variety of healthy holiday-inspired ideas and so today we have compiled our favorite posts from the past all into one holiday survival

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Thoughtful Decisions Feature

Encouraging Girls to Make Thoughtful Decisions

by Together Counts Partner | December 3, 2015 at 11:20 am | comments

By Dr. Allison Riley We all make many decisions every day. Some are quite trivial, while others can change the direction of our lives. Should I hit snooze or get out of bed? Ride the bus or drive to work? The tools we have to help us make both minor and important decisions can be critical. As a partner of the nationwide Together Counts™ program inspiring an active and healthy

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Phys Ed Feature

The Evolution of Physical Education

by Together Counts Partner | December 1, 2015 at 11:03 am | comments

Physical education is such a strong staple in today’s school curriculum that it’s hard to imagine it was not always a part of the world’s everyday education. But every program has its beginnings, and the state of physical education in America is no exception. As a proud member of the Together Counts™ program, we encourage kids to engage in active and healthy lifestyles through school. Let’s take a look at

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Treat Yourself Well with Healthy Options for the Holidays

by Together Counts Partner | November 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm | comments

Multiple holiday parties and school shows now dot your calendar, festive baked goods are found around every corner, and candy bowls across the office are stocked daily. The holiday season has arrived, and as a proud partner of the Together Counts™ program, we realize that it can be difficult to stick to a healthy and balanced diet during the holidays. The truth is that balanced meals focused on fruits, vegetables,

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