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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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3 Ideas for an Easy Valentine’s Day with the Family

by Together Counts Partner | February 14, 2017 at 9:46 am | comments

Valentine’s Day and restaurants seem to go hand-in-hand. The idea of sharing a meal out with that special someone has long been a favorite way to spend this love-filled holiday. That doesn’t mean you can’t start some new traditions, especially when you have kids. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we recommend getting creative and celebrating a healthy Valentine’s Day with food, fun and

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Tips to Save Time and Eat Healthy During the Holidays

by Together Counts Partner | December 27, 2016 at 9:35 am | comments

If you’re trying to keep up with end-of-year shopping sales and a long list of events on top of your regular, hectic schedule, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself with a healthy diet and regular exercise. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we think this strategy is a great defense against holiday burn out, sickness and stress. Save time and

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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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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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Holiday Cookie Swap Recipes from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | December 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm | comments

Looking for a special twist on your annual holiday cookie swap? This week, I’m spotlighting some delicious versions of my favorite holiday treats with simple calorie-saving swaps! Surprise your family and friends this season with these great-tasting cookies everyone will love!! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. She is also host of “Recipe Rehab” on CBS.

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25 Family Activities for Black Friday

by Allison McDonald | November 26, 2014 at 10:42 am | comments

When I first moved to the United States (I was born and raised in Western Canada) I had vaguely heard about Black Friday but never experienced it. Now after living in the United States for over 10 years, I spend the day with my kids, who are home from school, and use this day together as a mini break from our everyday routine. As a Together Counts™ ambassador, I’m always

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Family Thanksgiving Activities for Together Counts

by Holly Homer | November 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm | comments

I love Thanksgiving because everything surrounding the holiday supports family togetherness and the spirit of gratitude.  And while much of the preparation may be over the family meal, as a Together Counts™ Ambassador I know the memories will be made all day. Adding a little play into the mix can get everyone active and giggling.  Here are some activities that can be added into the mix.  You never know which

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Now, About All That Candy…

by Together Counts Partner | November 4, 2014 at 9:47 am | comments

Well, it’s over. Halloween has come and gone for another year. Time to put away the plastic jack-o-lanterns, take down the make-shift graveyard you constructed for the front yard, and try your best to get the overly large cobwebs from the front hedge. Once all that is done, there’s still the matter of all that candy. In the National Confectioners Association’s recent consumer survey, 81 percent of parents said that

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