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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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Encouraging Health and Wellness with Lynndale PTA

by Together Counts Partner | November 12, 2015 at 8:11 am | comments

The Lynndale Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in Lynnwood, WA was the proud recipient of a Together Counts™ 2015-2016 Healthy Lifestyles: Energy Balance 101 Grant of $2,000. The PTA plans to use these funds to focus its efforts on providing education, experience, equipment and tools for students and families to make healthier choices. The funds will be used to enhance healthy living in five key areas. Grant Activity 1: Enhance Active

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Student Body Program

by Together Counts Partner | November 10, 2015 at 8:28 am | comments

The FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Student Body National High School winner in Lake Stevens, Washington created the tagline #uwin through Student Body. Student Body helps young people make informed, responsible decisions about their health; provides youth opportunities to teach others; and encourages youth to develop and continue healthy lifestyles, as well as develop communication and leadership skills. Lake Stevens developed and taught Student Body lessons in

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How To Use Media To Make Kids Healthy

by Together Counts Partner | November 3, 2015 at 11:14 am | comments

Visual media can sometimes get a bad rap as only being a means for entertainment, but it can also get your child moving, grooving, and instilling healthy habits into their daily routines. We’ve teamed up with the Together Counts™ program to help spread the message of active, healthy living and sometimes that message can hold more weight with children when it comes from multi-media tools because their attention is already

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5 Tips for a Safe Halloween

by Together Counts Partner | October 29, 2015 at 9:27 am | comments

As your kids grow, you’re growing as a parent. Your mind, your patience, and, most importantly, your understanding of their wants and needs. This Halloween we’re pairing up with the Together Counts™ program because we think you should have all the Halloween safety facts: everything from candy intake to what to do the night of the big walk. Here are a few safety tips for you and your children: If

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Get Ready for Fall Running with these 6 Tips

by Together Counts Partner | October 27, 2015 at 11:22 am | comments

As sweltering summer temps melt into fall’s perfect beauty, there’s no better time to take your run outdoors. As we partner with the Together Counts™ nationwide program for active, healthy living, we urge you to consider using these six tips to get the most out of your running experience. Go longer and faster As the weather starts to cool runners may notice distances and effort feel a little easier compared

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Sports-Based Youth Empowerment

by Together Counts Partner | October 22, 2015 at 8:46 am | comments

Declining physical education in schools means communities must pick up the slack By The Grizzlies Foundation It is well-known that childhood obesity is a problem across the country. Nearly 45% of children living in poverty are overweight or obese, and this same group is usually the one with the least access to healthy food or structured exercise programs. Sports in schools are the last vestige of team-based exercises for kids

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Born to Run, or at Least Get Moving

by Together Counts Partner | October 15, 2015 at 11:27 am | comments

By: Rob Bisceglie, CEO Action for Healthy Kids In Chicago and New York City, school buses are back in motion, the air is crisp, and the days are getting shorter. These signs all point to one thing: marathon season. This past Sunday, 60 runners joined our Team Healthy Kids to run the Chicago Marathon and raise money for schools to implement health and wellness programming, and on November 1, twenty

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Apples – Did You Know?

by Together Counts Partner | October 13, 2015 at 11:42 am | comments

Did You Know there’s a whole family of apples? It’s a really large family. It’s alike in some ways but quite different in others. In the ‘alike department’ apples are round, but some are stretched out and may even have points on the bottom. Some are red, some are green, some are yellow, some are bi-color and there’s even a pink one. In the near future there will probably be

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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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