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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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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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Summertime: The Perfect Time to Learn and Play Golf

by Together Counts Partner | July 7, 2015 at 11:02 am | comments

By Nikki Gatch, PGA, PGA Player Development Regional Manager, the PGA of America Now that summer is in full swing, people are taking vacations, having barbeques and, of course, enjoying outdoor activities such as golf! Summer is the perfect time to introduce your kids to golf. Whether your youngster is a beginner or a seasoned tournament player, PGA Professionals across the country offer programs, camps and events for boys and

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HDF Summer Choices Feature

15 Easy and Healthy Choices to Make Over the Summer

by Together Counts Partner | July 1, 2015 at 11:23 am | comments

Summer just seems to lend itself to healthier choices. More daylight hours help us get out and get active, gardens and markets overflow with seasonal fruits and veggies, and summer heat steers us toward more healthful eating and active living. Whether you’re at home or eating out at a restaurant, these wholesome choices can help you and your family boost nutrition and energy as the weather heats up. This is

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Camp at Home Feature

Enjoying Summer Camp-Like Activities at Home

by Together Counts Partner | June 30, 2015 at 9:12 am | comments

by The OrganWise Guys Going off to camp for a period of time during the summer months is a longstanding tradition for many kids. However, not everyone has the opportunity to attend camp. This doesn’t mean that you can’t still be creative in your own homes and backyards. Gathering up family and friends in the neighborhood and putting together fun activities is what summer is all about! As members of the

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Prevent Kids From Sliding Over the Summer

by Together Counts Partner | June 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm | comments

By: Linda Novick O’Keefe Summertime is here and it’s time to start planning! While summer programs are essential to the safety and well-being of all children, they are especially important for children of low-income families. When school is out, many of these children lose access to educational opportunities and basic needs, such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision. In order to be successful in school and in life, children

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On June Dairy Month’s Side

by Together Counts Partner | June 23, 2015 at 9:31 am | comments

It’s June! It’s June! It’s time we turn our attention to emerging from our houses, blinking a little in the foreign sunlight, and thinking about ways to convene with friends and family to celebrate this momentous occasion. So we plan some get-togethers, and maybe we know what we want to make as a main dish (if it’s outside, and there’s a grill, hoorah, burgers and chicken, vegetable kebabs and steaks).

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