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And just like that…back to school!

by admin | September 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm | comments

Dust off those backpacks because it’s already September, which means the kids are heading back to the classroom. It’s a pretty busy time so don’t let the hustle and bustle of back to school derail your family’s healthy habits. Check out these tips to keep building healthy habits as a family this fall. Plan ahead for afterschool snacks. At the beginning of the week, put some fruits and veggies like

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Summer Treats to Beat the Heat: 6 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

by Together Counts Partner | August 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm | comments

  The summer heat can be tough to deal with, especially for kids who are running around in the hot sun all day. Coupling cool snacks with healthy treats can require a bit of creativity, but it’s not impossible to encourage healthy eating over the summer break. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, and to help your kids cool down and stay hydrated, consider

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Stay Happy & Healthy This Summer

by admin | July 21, 2017 at 8:55 am | comments

With the kids home for the summer and all the fun outdoor activities, sometimes it can be difficult to keep those meals packed with nutritious fruits and vegetables. Check out these tips to sneak those extra veggies into your diet this summer.   Spice up your snack time with make your own fruit and yogurt parfaits. Lay out some colorful fruits and let the kiddos assemble this themselves. It makes

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5 Veggies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

by Together Counts Partner | June 22, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Trying to eat more veggies? While lettuce, tomatoes, corn and carrots make your grocery list and ultimately make it to your breakfast, lunch or dinner plate, think about changing up your vegetable routine. As a Together Counts™ partner for healthy active living, we know adding a new vegetable into the mix, whether sweet or savory, can inspire your taste buds. Soon you may find yourself lingering a little longer in

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3 Reasons Why Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day for Kids

by Together Counts Partner | June 20, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Do your kids routinely eat breakfast each morning? Eating a balanced breakfast offers a wealth of health benefits, both physical and mental, for the whole family. As a Together Counts™ program partner encouraging healthy, active living, we know that teaching your children healthy habits from a young age by incorporating a nutritious breakfast into their daily routine is a vital life lesson. Breakfast will not only have a positive impact on their bodies,

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Make the Dairy Aisle Your Destination for the Perfect-Sized Snack

by Together Counts Partner | June 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm | comments

It’s clear we’ve become a nation of people who love their snacks and often opt for smaller meals throughout the day. With many people aiming for a well-balanced diet that combines healthy and occasionally indulgent options, the dairy aisle can be your one-stop shop for endless snacking possibilities. Your grocer’s dairy case is a perfect place to find nutritious, protein-packed snacks and easy, grab-and-go meals to fuel your busy summer

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3 Ways to Add Protein to Your Meal Plan

by Together Counts Partner | June 8, 2017 at 9:36 am | comments

Food trends come and go, but protein’s popularity doesn’t seem to be fading any time soon. As a partner of the Together Counts program promoting healthy, active living, we know how important it is to maintain a balanced style of eating. It’s important to keep in mind that the average American adult gets more than the recommended amount of protein, and it’s possible to overdo it,but, if you’re looking for

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Eating on a Budget? Remember the 3 P’s!

by Together Counts Partner | May 16, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

When it comes to balancing the budget, your weekly food shop is one area where you can find significant savings if you follow some quick and simple ideas. As partners of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we know it’s important to make sure the food shop is nutritious as well as budget friendly. Here are some quick and easy ideas you can try: PLAN Plan meals and

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What is a Functional Food?

by Together Counts Partner | May 9, 2017 at 6:00 am | comments

Functional foods are one of the biggest trends right now, but chances are you’re already incorporating these foods into your daily diet for flavor and health – especially if you regularly opt for the dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining choices at restaurants. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we want to explain to you the benefits of including functional foods into your regular diet. According to the Academy

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Meal Planning for the “On the Go” Kid

by Together Counts Partner | March 30, 2017 at 7:34 am | comments

By Sydney Antolini, Camp Shane Georgia Nutrition Instructor When families are on the run, they need something to ‘grab and go,’ or something that is readily available so they can eat quickly and rush off to their next soccer game or ballet practice. Finding a healthy choice can sometimes be challenging when you’re always on the run. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, here are some on-the-go meal tips

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