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Summer Fun: Health-Inspired Tips for the Family

by Together Counts Partner | August 3, 2017 at 8:48 pm | comments

The summer fun is heating up.  However you plan to spend the days, grab the opportunity to make it a health-inspired summer for your family.  Get moving, enjoy good-for-you food and have plenty of fun to show your kids just how good healthy can taste and feel. Treat yourself and your family well with the best food choices this summer. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy,

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Stay Happy & Healthy This Summer

by admin | July 21, 2017 at 8:55 am | comments

With the kids home for the summer and all the fun outdoor activities, sometimes it can be difficult to keep those meals packed with nutritious fruits and vegetables. Check out these tips to sneak those extra veggies into your diet this summer.   Spice up your snack time with make your own fruit and yogurt parfaits. Lay out some colorful fruits and let the kiddos assemble this themselves. It makes

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10 Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

by admin | July 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm | comments

  Kids say the darndest things! Sometimes this includes those two dreaded words during the summer, “I’m bored.” With toys and games all around, this seems unimaginable, but it happens. Here are 10 activities that are a sure way to cure any child’s boredom while school is out and also keep them moving and engaged. Build a backyard fort. Do a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood or on a local

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5 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

by Together Counts Partner | June 29, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Summer is the perfect time to fill up on fresh fruits and veggies. Eating a variety of healthy foods helps you stay fit, keeps you feeling fuller longer, and helps your digestive system run smoothly. Use these tips from Guard Your Health, a supporter of the Together Counts™ program supporting healthy, active living, to learn how to work more produce into your diet. With a little planning, you can find

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A “Fresh” Look Inside the Can

by Together Counts Partner | June 27, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

People often say they are trying to eat more whole foods but simply can’t afford them. When asked their definition of whole, many will say fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood and dairy products. You might be surprised to find that the canned food aisle also contains whole foods, giving you the most nutrition bang for your buck. As a Together Counts™ partner for healthy active living, we have some

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5 Veggies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

by Together Counts Partner | June 22, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Trying to eat more veggies? While lettuce, tomatoes, corn and carrots make your grocery list and ultimately make it to your breakfast, lunch or dinner plate, think about changing up your vegetable routine. As a Together Counts™ partner for healthy active living, we know adding a new vegetable into the mix, whether sweet or savory, can inspire your taste buds. Soon you may find yourself lingering a little longer in

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3 Reasons Why Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day for Kids

by Together Counts Partner | June 20, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Do your kids routinely eat breakfast each morning? Eating a balanced breakfast offers a wealth of health benefits, both physical and mental, for the whole family. As a Together Counts™ program partner encouraging healthy, active living, we know that teaching your children healthy habits from a young age by incorporating a nutritious breakfast into their daily routine is a vital life lesson. Breakfast will not only have a positive impact on their bodies,

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Staying Fit & Healthy: Special Olympics Inspiring Champions at Home

by Together Counts Partner | June 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm | comments

As partners of the Together Counts program supporting healthy active lifestyles, we at Special Olympics know that athletes compete at their best when they are fit and healthy. Therefore, we encourage our athletes to focus on health and fitness on and off the playing field. The simple suggestions below help families of athletes stay healthy together and provide a strong foundation for athletic performance.  And, these tips can help your family

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3 Ways to Add Protein to Your Meal Plan

by Together Counts Partner | June 8, 2017 at 9:36 am | comments

Food trends come and go, but protein’s popularity doesn’t seem to be fading any time soon. As a partner of the Together Counts program promoting healthy, active living, we know how important it is to maintain a balanced style of eating. It’s important to keep in mind that the average American adult gets more than the recommended amount of protein, and it’s possible to overdo it,but, if you’re looking for

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Five Things to Know Before Your Kid Goes to Camp

by Together Counts Partner | June 6, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

The end of the school year is just around the corner – which means summer camps will be coming up shortly after! Whether it’s a day camp or sleepover camp, getting everything your child needs in order can be hectic. We’re partnering with Together Counts™ – a program encouraging healthy active lifestyles – to make sure your kid has a great time at camp with these five simple tips: Leave

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