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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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Summertime Boredom Busters

by Together Counts Partner | June 1, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we love sharing healthy ideas that are fun for the whole family! Don’t you just love the first few weeks of summer vacation? Your kids aren’t bored yet, and there are lots of fun activities to enjoy in the sunshine and warm weather. After a few weeks though, summertime boredom can start to kick in. Here are our five favorite active and educational ideas to

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4 Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

by Together Counts Partner | May 30, 2017 at 11:28 am | comments

Summer is the perfect time to try something new. Whether it’s a hike in a local park, cooking a healthy recipe on the grill, or trying a new sport, there are plenty of ways to stay active and healthy in the warm weather. As a Together Counts™ partner supporting healthy, active living, we encourage you to hydrate by drinking plenty of water each day as you enjoy time outside this

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Field Day Dos and Don’ts

by Together Counts Partner | May 18, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Around this time of year all over the world schools are beginning to plan a Field Day for their students. When done well, Field Days can be an active and fun time for everyone.  As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we wanted to share a few tips for parents to help make your child’s Field Day one to remember. Preparation Dos: Volunteer to help

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Do Young Children Need Physical Education?

by Together Counts Partner | May 11, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

As a parent, sometimes the things you hear experts say about children’s health, and the things you observe in your own kid(s), can seem conflicting. Here’s the thing about physical education: yes, these programs encourage physical activity, but it’s the second part of the phrase — the “education” portion — that’s the key factor, and the reason all young kids should have access to formal physical education classes. Your kids

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Giving Kids Safe Spaces To Play

by Together Counts Partner | May 4, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Working with Together CountsTM, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is excited to promote healthy and active lifestyles for youth and the importance of having a safe place to play. Having safe places to play not only creates an environment where kids can be active, but also brings families together to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Safe Places to Play program gives kids safe and accessible areas

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Four Healthy Avocado Snacks

by Together Counts Partner | May 2, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Along with kale and hazelnuts, avocados seem to be the pop-food of the decade. With avocado recipes in high demand, it can be difficult to distinguish which options are the healthiest choices. Look no further! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we want to share four delicious avocado snack recipes  that will keep the whole family  healthy and satisfied. Baby Avocado Toast Just spread it

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8 Things You Should Know When Preparing for Your First 5K

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

Running your first 5K can be an intimidating goal for girls and adults alike. Each year, thousands of Girls on the Run participants cross the finish line of their first 5K event. Along with the girls who are completing their first 5K, many of the running buddies who are with them are also accomplishing their goal of running a 5K! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy,

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Preparing Your Child for Tryouts or Auditions

by Together Counts Partner | April 25, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

  The trend toward specialization and heightened competition in kid’s activities has significantly increased the likelihood your child will be expected to participate in a tryout or an audition. This is true if your child’s passion is soccer, dance, drama, swimming or virtually any other sport or activity. Kids are expected to endure the pressures of these evaluations at a younger and younger age. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for

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