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The Power of a Coach-Mentor

by Together Counts Partner | March 24, 2015 at 10:40 am | comments

Did you know? According to MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership, 15 million youth nationwide are in need of a caring, supportive mentor. Mentors serve as positive role models and can help set a good example for children, especially when it comes to learning how to live a healthy and active lifestyle. As members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, we see the Together Counts™ program as a tool ideal for

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GOal and Get It!

by Together Counts Partner | March 19, 2015 at 10:37 am | comments

With 2015 upon us, it’s time to put the past in rearview and think about what YOU want this year and how you can accomplish it. Here are 5 goals that should be on everyone’s list! 1. Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less “I’m on a diet,” “I was bad this weekend,” “I’m avoiding XYZ.” Those are the most common words that I hear from many folks, especially at the

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8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active Indoors

by Together Counts Partner | March 12, 2015 at 10:00 am | comments

There’s nothing quite as fun and rewarding as getting outside as a family to be active. But in geographic areas that experience harsh winters, getting outside can be difficult for many months of the year. It can be easy to fall into a pattern of TV watching and video game playing, but these and other sedentary habits can be harmful in physical and developmental ways. By getting creative, you can

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Breakfast: A Prerequisite for Learning

by Together Counts Partner | March 3, 2015 at 8:42 am | comments

By: Rob Bisceglie, CEO Action for Healthy Kids By now the fact is well established that eating breakfast has countless positive physical and educational outcomes for children. However, not all children have the means to secure a healthy breakfast at home before school or struggle for various reasons to access school breakfast even when it is offered. Innovative solutions to ensuring the kids most in need get to eat breakfast

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Planning for a Healthy Summer

by Together Counts Partner | February 24, 2015 at 9:27 am | comments

It’s only February so summer certainly seems a long way off, however, now is the time to start thinking about the options that are available for kids. Many organizations already have their summer camp information available! Did you know that summertime is historically and statistically an unhealthy time for children? As a Together Counts™ Ambassador, we help combat this, and offer ways to engage your kids in activities that foster

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Create a New Nutrition Plan for You and Your Family in the New Year

by Together Counts Partner | February 17, 2015 at 10:50 am | comments

It’s that exciting time again – we have a new year ahead of us and a blank slate for accomplishing goals. Moms across the country are pledging to “drop a few pounds” and get the whole family more active. If you are like many of us, you probably start doing all things at once with the best of intentions and by mid-February, you’ve moved on. Sadly, 92% of resolutions “fail”

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Treat Your Family Well for American Heart Month

by Together Counts Partner | February 10, 2015 at 11:28 am | comments

If you aren’t already, it’s time for you and your family to start enjoying a heart-healthy diet!  This diet may have earned a reputation as something of a bland way to eat, but really some of the most flavorful and appetizing choices on the menu can also be the most heart-healthy.  We partner with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Together Counts ™ program to encourage everyone to embrace

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New Year’s Resolutions from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | January 29, 2015 at 9:46 am | comments

If you are like me, chances are you have a resolution to get in shape in the New Year. It’s one of the top resolutions in America. For me, like many new moms, the challenge is how to lose my stubborn baby weight. During my pregnancy, I gained a healthy amount of weight and tried to eat nutritious foods that would provide my baby and my body with the nutrients

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5 Ways for Indoor Active Play

by Small Fry | January 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm | comments

As a Together Counts™ ambassador, I’m always looking for new ways to play with my little ones. When the weather gets colder, being active together definitely requires more effort. If you have little ones that aren’t big enough for outdoor sports or sledding, this adds another roadblock. Since our family with littler tots are all in this category, we wanted to share our favorite ideas where we can be active

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Resolutions That Count: 3 Ways to Stay Active as a Family in the New Year

by Jenny Rapson | January 15, 2015 at 9:40 am | comments

Happy New Year! If you’re like most of us, you made a list of things you’d like to change this year, but as a Together Counts™ Energy Balance Ambassador, I’ve got one simple thing I’d like you to add to your resolutions list: be more active with your family. Why? Well, because spending time with your kids bonding and working on your energy balance is pretty much the best thing

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