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Using the Holidays to Instill Healthy Habits

by Together Counts Partner | November 19, 2015 at 9:11 am | comments

The holidays are about spending time with loved ones and enjoying good food. As a proud partner of the Together Counts™ program, we see the holidays as the perfect time to teach your children about cooking while putting into place healthy family traditions. Here are six tips for how to use the holidays to instill healthy eating habits in your home. With so much of the holidays revolving around food,

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Treat Yourself Well with Healthy Options for the Holidays

by Together Counts Partner | November 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm | comments

Multiple holiday parties and school shows now dot your calendar, festive baked goods are found around every corner, and candy bowls across the office are stocked daily. The holiday season has arrived, and as a proud partner of the Together Counts™ program, we realize that it can be difficult to stick to a healthy and balanced diet during the holidays. The truth is that balanced meals focused on fruits, vegetables,

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Snack Responsibly Feature

Tips to Snack Responsibly

by Together Counts Partner | November 5, 2015 at 11:37 am | comments

Snacking can either make or break your diet by helping to keep hunger in check or causing you to consume many unwanted calories. Constant snacking is one of the easiest ways to run up your daily calorie count and ultimately ruin your diet. While smart snacking is not bad, as we partner with the nationwide Together Counts™ program, we want to explain the importance of learning how to snack responsibly

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SNF Month Feature

Celebrate National Seafood Month with your Kids

by Together Counts Partner | October 20, 2015 at 2:29 pm | comments

During National Seafood Month, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Seafood Nutrition Partnership are encouraging families to take the Healthy Heart Pledge to eat seafood twice a week. In conjunction with Seafood Nutrition Partnership, more communities and families are recognizing that healthy seafood meals are essential for our kids and healthy communities. As one example, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Alabama is offering an Eating Heart Healthy after-school program to

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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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NFRA Freezer Feature

Fill Your Fridge and Freezer, and Focus on Family

by Together Counts Partner | October 8, 2015 at 11:39 am | comments

The changing leaves and cooling temperatures of the fall season also bring back-to-school and holidays, two occasions that lend themselves to time spent with family around the table. Holiday meals are joyous, memorable affairs, and dinnertime on a school night is just as important. After all, family meals are an integral part of togetherness and well-being, a sentiment that we share with the nationwide Together Counts™ program. Sitting around the

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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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Redners Kids Kitchen Feature

Kids in the Kitchen

by Together Counts Partner | September 24, 2015 at 2:25 pm | comments

Teaching your kids the fundamentals of different foods and cooking techniques is an important step in helping them to explore new foods, learn about nutrition, enhance reading and math skills, and even have some fun. As we partner with the Together Counts™ program to help families lead an active and healthy lifestyle, we believe it’s important to take time each week to get your kids involved in meal planning and

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Summer Squash Feature

Summer Squash Facts and Recipes

by Together Counts Partner | September 22, 2015 at 8:43 am | comments

Summer squash was an August OrganWise Guys foods of the month and probably one of the more unique vegetables in the variety of ways that it can be eaten. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program, we really appreciate a tasty vegetable that pairs well with so many meals. In addition to some interesting facts and tips below, we are sharing some tasty recipes featuring this great food! Interesting

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Healthy Back to School Lunches

by Together Counts Partner | September 17, 2015 at 3:54 pm | comments

Packing a lunch for your child can feel monotonous at times, and by the second month of school, you may feel like you are out of fun, healthy, and creative ideas. Still, sending your child off to school with a homemade lunch ensures that his or her belly will be filled up with good-for-you ingredients to fuel all the learning and playing that happens in class and in physical education.

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