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Summer Planning Feature

Planning for a Healthy Summer

by Together Counts Partner | February 24, 2015 at 9:27 am | comments

It’s only February so summer certainly seems a long way off, however, now is the time to start thinking about the options that are available for kids. Many organizations already have their summer camp information available! Did you know that summertime is historically and statistically an unhealthy time for children? As a Together Counts™ Ambassador, we help combat this, and offer ways to engage your kids in activities that foster

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Nutrition Plan Feature

Create a New Nutrition Plan for You and Your Family in the New Year

by Together Counts Partner | February 17, 2015 at 10:50 am | comments

It’s that exciting time again – we have a new year ahead of us and a blank slate for accomplishing goals. Moms across the country are pledging to “drop a few pounds” and get the whole family more active. If you are like many of us, you probably start doing all things at once with the best of intentions and by mid-February, you’ve moved on. Sadly, 92% of resolutions “fail”

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HDF Heart Feature

Treat Your Family Well for American Heart Month

by Together Counts Partner | February 10, 2015 at 11:28 am | comments

If you aren’t already, it’s time for you and your family to start enjoying a heart-healthy diet!  This diet may have earned a reputation as something of a bland way to eat, but really some of the most flavorful and appetizing choices on the menu can also be the most heart-healthy.  We partner with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Together Counts ™ program to encourage everyone to embrace

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NY Blog Post Photo feature

New Year’s Resolutions from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | January 29, 2015 at 9:46 am | comments

If you are like me, chances are you have a resolution to get in shape in the New Year. It’s one of the top resolutions in America. For me, like many new moms, the challenge is how to lose my stubborn baby weight. During my pregnancy, I gained a healthy amount of weight and tried to eat nutritious foods that would provide my baby and my body with the nutrients

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Indoor Play Feature

5 Ways for Indoor Active Play

by Small Fry | January 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm | comments

As a Together Counts™ ambassador, I’m always looking for new ways to play with my little ones. When the weather gets colder, being active together definitely requires more effort. If you have little ones that aren’t big enough for outdoor sports or sledding, this adds another roadblock. Since our family with littler tots are all in this category, we wanted to share our favorite ideas where we can be active

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Resolutions that Count Feature

Resolutions That Count: 3 Ways to Stay Active as a Family in the New Year

by Jenny Rapson | January 15, 2015 at 9:40 am | comments

Happy New Year! If you’re like most of us, you made a list of things you’d like to change this year, but as a Together Counts™ Energy Balance Ambassador, I’ve got one simple thing I’d like you to add to your resolutions list: be more active with your family. Why? Well, because spending time with your kids bonding and working on your energy balance is pretty much the best thing

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New Activities Feature

Trying New Activities as a Family

by Small Fry | January 8, 2015 at 10:13 am | comments

We are Utah girls, and the winters here are long, with snowfall from October until April each year. With little ones, sometimes it feels like we are very literally trapped inside for seven months. As Together Counts™ Ambassadors, we love breaking out of our daily routines and anything we can do in the winter months to get outside, get fresh air, exercise and maybe a little Vitamin D, is a

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6 Ways Feature

6 Ways to Find Balance over the Holidays

by Together Counts Partner | December 23, 2014 at 11:17 am | comments

  The holiday meal is typically one of the biggest of the year filled with foods like pies, crescent rolls, creamed corn, and much more. No matter how health-conscious we might be throughout the year, the holidays tend to be a day centered around food. While enjoying a day like this every now and then isn’t a bad thing, we want to avoid making holiday choices that stretch all the

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5 Ways to Cure Holiday Break Boredom

by Together Counts Partner | December 18, 2014 at 11:54 am | comments

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the much anticipated holiday break from school. With so much free time, kids tend to get stir crazy when just hanging out in the house. So, if your kids are showing signs of boredom, we are here to help with some entertaining ideas to make sure everyone survives the holiday break. Here are some entertaining ideas to ensure everyone survives the holiday break: Get outside –

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Child Athlete Feature

Encouraging Your Child to Be An Athlete

by Lisa Gulley | December 11, 2014 at 10:04 am | comments

As a mom of 4 boys, our family is involved in many team sports. While they may not always be the best player on the team, I always encourage and celebrate them for their efforts. As they have gotten older, I have noticed the team sports atmosphere has started to move away from having fun and focuses more on winning. I believe we should encourage kids to be active and

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