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SparkPE 4 Tips to Improve YOur Child's Sleep

4 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Sleep

by Together Counts Partner | May 26, 2016 at 10:15 am | comments

Sleep isn’t just a luxury of life – it’s a health requirement for adults and kids alike. When people don’t get enough sleep, it really shows. Lack of sleep has been linked to depression, lost productivity and even obesity. As a partner of the Together Counts program for healthy, active living, we understand how essential sleep is to give you energy for the things you enjoy doing every day. So

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Three Ways to Revamp Your Meals

by Together Counts Partner | May 24, 2016 at 11:27 am | comments

When’s the last time you stopped to think about exactly what you were eating and why? It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to food choices, buying what we always do, making what we always make, and taking in the occasional unexpected food or beverage when someone leaves cake or other food out in the break room at work. Stop the boredom! As a partner of the

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Unified Sports: May be coming soon to a school near you!

by Together Counts Partner | May 19, 2016 at 10:01 am | comments

In our busy lives, we are surrounded by differences in culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, disabilities and other differences to lead us to think that we are more different than alike. Most parents want their children to be tolerant and accepting of others, and to feel comfortable and flexible interacting with people. What does it take to help our children to not be afraid, to step outside their comfort zone and

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5 Forgotten Foods

by Together Counts Partner | May 17, 2016 at 10:22 am | comments

Food, like most other things in life, follows trends. Foods move in and out of the spotlight (can you say kale?), take up more or less space at the market and are featured or forgotten on restaurant menus as the years go by. This ebb and flow of food in our lives is often just a matter of taste and preference, so what happens when healthy foods are forgotten or

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Make Your Health a Priority

by Together Counts Partner | May 10, 2016 at 10:45 am | comments

“National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority.” Everything from regular doctor visits, eating healthy, staying active, getting enough sleep, and managing stress are important steps to take to ensure wellness, all things that are encouraged by the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living.

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Put It in the Pavement

by Together Counts Partner | May 5, 2016 at 8:48 am | comments

In 1998, I ran my first marathon in the city I lived in and loved – Chicago. Before training for this marathon I had not run for more than 30 minutes at one time. My training partner was my best friend Caryn. As much as we had in common, our feelings on running was not one of them. Caryn could go on a 40 minute run on a whim…with obnoxious

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CFA2 Pantry Feature

Spring Cleaning the Pantry

by Together Counts Partner | May 3, 2016 at 8:15 am | comments

It’s spring cleaning time! As you work to refresh your home, don’t neglect your pantry. The fact is, keeping your food storage cabinets organized can help streamline meal preparation, eliminate over-buying, and reduce unnecessary trips to the grocery store. And as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we at the Canned Food Alliance understand that it can make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated – research

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Goal and Get It!

by Together Counts Partner | April 21, 2016 at 4:00 am | comments

It’s always a good time to challenge yourself and set new goals! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living we believe that setting goals aren’t just for the New Year. Leave the past behind you, and think about what you want and how you can accomplish it. Here are five goals that could be on everyone’s list! 1. Enjoy your food, but eat less “I’m

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Soccer for Success

by Together Counts Partner | April 7, 2016 at 8:33 am | comments

As a partner of the Together Counts program™, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is committed to helping young people in underserved communities across the country. Our programs, including Soccer for Success, help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth through trained coach-mentors. Soccer for Success has transformed participants’ lives, both on and off the field. Santos, a participant from Florida, demonstrates the impact of our program.

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The Fulfilling Life of a Volunteer

by Together Counts Partner | March 31, 2016 at 12:46 pm | comments

“Gardening is the best hobby to have. You get exercise, you’re grounded, and it’s very humbling. We get to see how big nature is and how little we are,” says Mary McFerson. As a former researcher in community nutrition at BJC, Mary understands what living an active life and filling your body with healthy foods is all about – something that the Together Counts program for active, healthy living discusses

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