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FAAR Halloween Feature

5 Tips for a Safe Halloween

by Together Counts Partner | October 29, 2015 at 9:27 am | comments

As your kids grow, you’re growing as a parent. Your mind, your patience, and, most importantly, your understanding of their wants and needs. This Halloween we’re pairing up with the Together Counts™ program because we think you should have all the Halloween safety facts: everything from candy intake to what to do the night of the big walk. Here are a few safety tips for you and your children: If

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GOTR Fall Feature

Get Ready for Fall Running with these 6 Tips

by Together Counts Partner | October 27, 2015 at 11:22 am | comments

As sweltering summer temps melt into fall’s perfect beauty, there’s no better time to take your run outdoors. As we partner with the Together Counts™ nationwide program for active, healthy living, we urge you to consider using these six tips to get the most out of your running experience. Go longer and faster As the weather starts to cool runners may notice distances and effort feel a little easier compared

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Sports-Based Youth Empowerment

by Together Counts Partner | October 22, 2015 at 8:46 am | comments

Declining physical education in schools means communities must pick up the slack By The Grizzlies Foundation It is well-known that childhood obesity is a problem across the country. Nearly 45% of children living in poverty are overweight or obese, and this same group is usually the one with the least access to healthy food or structured exercise programs. Sports in schools are the last vestige of team-based exercises for kids

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Born to Run, or at Least Get Moving

by Together Counts Partner | October 15, 2015 at 11:27 am | comments

By: Rob Bisceglie, CEO Action for Healthy Kids In Chicago and New York City, school buses are back in motion, the air is crisp, and the days are getting shorter. These signs all point to one thing: marathon season. This past Sunday, 60 runners joined our Team Healthy Kids to run the Chicago Marathon and raise money for schools to implement health and wellness programming, and on November 1, twenty

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Pink Apple Feature

Apples – Did You Know?

by Together Counts Partner | October 13, 2015 at 11:42 am | comments

Did You Know there’s a whole family of apples? It’s a really large family. It’s alike in some ways but quite different in others. In the ‘alike department’ apples are round, but some are stretched out and may even have points on the bottom. Some are red, some are green, some are yellow, some are bi-color and there’s even a pink one. In the near future there will probably be

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Grandparents Feature

Healthy Fun with the Grandkids

by Together Counts Partner | October 1, 2015 at 10:35 am | comments

Looking for fun and healthy activities to do with the grandkids? Give these a whirl. During Grandparents Month this past September, I started hunting up fun activities for when I visit with my grandchildren. Sometimes we do mad science, sometimes artsy things. Fun snacks to make together are always good. As a partner of the nationwide Together Counts™ program and an advocate for leading an active, healthy lifestyle, there are

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5 Canned Foods Feature

5 Canned Foods to Fuel an Active Lifestyle

by Together Counts Partner | September 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm | comments

When looking for foods to fuel a healthy, active lifestyle, don’t neglect the canned food aisle. As a member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s nationwide Together Counts™ program, we at the Canned Food Alliance recognize the value of food when it is economical, portable, healthy and quick to prepare. Whether your activity is going for a walk, gardening outdoors, or working out at a local gym, canned foods contain

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Soccer for Success

by Together Counts Partner | September 10, 2015 at 9:22 am | comments

We all know it is important for children to be healthy and physically active. Nevertheless, teaching children these practices so they make healthy choices on their own is not always easy. However, with resources from the Together Counts™ program and tips from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we hope you will find fun ways to teach your children how to balance their energy and live healthy lives! We believe in the

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Meet the Millennial: Reaching Gen Y with Health and Wellness Messages

by Together Counts Partner | September 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm | comments

For many, “millennial” is the new buzzword in marketing. Every industry is attempting to reach and ultimately influence this demographic. Millennials, ages 18-34, represent a huge share of the marketplace. According to the Boston Consulting Group and Barkely, millennials have an estimated annual direct spending power of $200 billion. Their indirect spending power each year is approximately $500 billion, due to their strong influence on their parents. So if everyone

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PTA Councils Making a Difference With “Smart From the Start” Grants

by Together Counts Partner | September 1, 2015 at 10:17 am | comments

Porcha McMillan has seen firsthand just how powerful communities can be in the fight against childhood obesity. After her hometown PTA Council in Cumberland County, North Carolina won a $10,000 “Smart from the Start” Community Outreach Grant from National PTA and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, Porcha set to work forming a coalition and organizing events designed to teach her neighbors about the importance of energy balance. Energy balance is

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