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Grandparents Feature

Healthy Fun with the Grandkids

by Together Counts Partner | October 1, 2015 at 10:35 am | comments

Looking for fun and healthy activities to do with the grandkids? Give these a whirl. During Grandparents Month this past September, I started hunting up fun activities for when I visit with my grandchildren. Sometimes we do mad science, sometimes artsy things. Fun snacks to make together are always good. As a partner of the nationwide Together Counts™ program and an advocate for leading an active, healthy lifestyle, there are

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5 Canned Foods Feature

5 Canned Foods to Fuel an Active Lifestyle

by Together Counts Partner | September 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm | comments

When looking for foods to fuel a healthy, active lifestyle, don’t neglect the canned food aisle. As a member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s nationwide Together Counts™ program, we at the Canned Food Alliance recognize the value of food when it is economical, portable, healthy and quick to prepare. Whether your activity is going for a walk, gardening outdoors, or working out at a local gym, canned foods contain

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Soccer for Success

by Together Counts Partner | September 10, 2015 at 9:22 am | comments

We all know it is important for children to be healthy and physically active. Nevertheless, teaching children these practices so they make healthy choices on their own is not always easy. However, with resources from the Together Counts™ program and tips from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we hope you will find fun ways to teach your children how to balance their energy and live healthy lives! We believe in the

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IFIC Millenniall Feature

Meet the Millennial: Reaching Gen Y with Health and Wellness Messages

by Together Counts Partner | September 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm | comments

For many, “millennial” is the new buzzword in marketing. Every industry is attempting to reach and ultimately influence this demographic. Millennials, ages 18-34, represent a huge share of the marketplace. According to the Boston Consulting Group and Barkely, millennials have an estimated annual direct spending power of $200 billion. Their indirect spending power each year is approximately $500 billion, due to their strong influence on their parents. So if everyone

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PTA Councils Making a Difference With “Smart From the Start” Grants

by Together Counts Partner | September 1, 2015 at 10:17 am | comments

Porcha McMillan has seen firsthand just how powerful communities can be in the fight against childhood obesity. After her hometown PTA Council in Cumberland County, North Carolina won a $10,000 “Smart from the Start” Community Outreach Grant from National PTA and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, Porcha set to work forming a coalition and organizing events designed to teach her neighbors about the importance of energy balance. Energy balance is

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Tackling Obesity Feature

Tackling Childhood Obesity with Energy Balance

by Together Counts Partner | August 27, 2015 at 8:55 am | comments

by The OrganWise Guys Since 2010, the month of September has been dedicated to National Childhood Obesity Awareness. The aim is to spread the word by promoting healthy eating and the importance of physical activity all month long (and of course beyond). As members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, we support the Together Counts™ program and encourage active, healthy lifestyles for kids. Offering guidance on the types of foods

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Staying Water-Safe All Year Long

by Together Counts Partner | August 13, 2015 at 9:51 am | comments

Karen Cohn, Co-founder of The ZAC Foundation Swimming is a great form of exercise for children during any season of the year, and as a member of the Together Counts™ program we know that swimming is a fun family activity that also keeps the kids active and healthy. While there are plenty of benefits to swimming, just like any other sport, it is important to understand how to properly engage

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Campus Kitchens Mentor Feature

A Mentor in Nutrition Education

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

Did you have a mentor when you were growing up? For many children, important role models are developed from mentoring relationships they have with teens or young adults. Studies have shown that youth that have positive mentors in their lives are more likely to stay in school, more likely to have high self-esteem and less likely to have substance abuse issues. As a proud partner of the Together Counts™ program,

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Special Olympics Volunteering Feature

Special Olympics Health Promotion Volunteers

by Together Counts Partner | July 14, 2015 at 11:26 am | comments

For many, summer weekends are the best opportunity to go to the beach, mountains or other favorite get away and relaxation spots. School is out, the days are longer and the air just smells a little sweeter. As a partner of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s Together Counts™ program, we realize that summer is also a great time to develop new skills, meet new people and explore new areas of

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Inspiring Active Healthy Lifestyles as a Girl Scouts Young Leader

by Alli Delano | July 9, 2015 at 10:05 am | comments

As recent college grads new to Washington, D.C., we knew that volunteering would be a great way to get involved in our new community and began looking for ways to help empower and engage young girls. The Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Young Leaders program was the perfect fit. The Young Leaders Program is designed to engage college students and young professionals as Girl Scout Troop leaders for underserved

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