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Heart Health Feature

10 Foods for Heart Health

by Together Counts Partner | July 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm | comments

We all know the heart is one of the most important parts of your body. What we don’t always know is how to eat to ensure we take care of the heart just like we would for any other part of our body. Here are 10 foods that, when combined with healthy habits like regular exercise, reducing stress and maintaining a healthy weight, can help you treat your heart well:

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AND Breakfast Feature

Tips for Better Breakfasts

by Together Counts Partner | July 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm | comments

Based on modern science, and the wisdom of mothers throughout the ages, breakfast is a very important meal. Research shows breaking an overnight fast with a balanced meal can make a major difference in overall health and well-being, especially for children and teens. Eating breakfast can help improve behavior and school performance, as well as foster a healthy weight. On the other hand, skipping breakfast is a no-brainer, quite literally.

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HWCF Breakfast Feature

Wholesome and Quick Breakfast Ideas

by Together Counts Partner | July 1, 2014 at 10:17 am | comments

There is no better way to start the day than with a wholesome breakfast; however, finding the time to make that breakfast isn’t always easy to do. Healthy Dining Finder’s readers shared their breakfast questions with a registered dietitian and her answers are below. Rachel Rothman, M.S., R.D. Question: What are some good, quick breakfast ideas that I can either buy when I’m on my way to work or are

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Balanced Eating Feature

10 Foods to Help You with Balanced Eating

by Together Counts Partner | May 29, 2014 at 9:00 am | comments

Eating balanced meals is not always easy, but as a partner of the Together Counts™ program, Healthy Dining Finder is here to give you advice for how to reach your goals. Here are 10 foods that are signing on to help you reap nutritious benefits from food including lower blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower risk of diabetes, more energy to do what you love: Avocado –This guy adds healthy

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Hummus Day Feature

Did You Know: Hummus

by Together Counts Partner | May 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm | comments

Did you know in this age of food mash ups and cross cultural culinary creativity (think Korean tacos), a food could be wildly popular in parts of the United States and regions throughout the world, and at the same time be relatively unknown among about 80 million Americans? That food is hummus—a staple throughout much of the Middle East and Mediterranean—which is made from the humble chickpea. In fact, “hummus”

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Kraft Kitchen Feature

Keeping Kids Safe in the Kitchen

by Together Counts Partner | May 13, 2014 at 8:48 am | comments

Whether they are helping you cook or simply watching, we know at Kraft that part of learning to cook means mastering basic kitchen safety. Just like we teach our kids about physical activity and nutrition, it’s important for them to become familiar with basic safety rules in the kitchen to ensure we prepare nutritious meals. Below are ten simple safety rules you can start implementing today! 10 Kitchen Safety Rules

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5 Spring Foods Feature

5 Foods for Spring Resolutions

by Together Counts Partner | April 29, 2014 at 12:14 pm | comments

We’re four full months into the New Year, and to keep intentions for healthful eating still top of mind, we think this is the perfect time to introduce you to just a few of our favorite “resolution” foods. These delicious and nutritious little over-achievers are always on our short list for a good Healthy Dining menu choice, and they are ready for a meet-and-greet so that you can get to know

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Pantry Shop Feature

Grocery Shop Your Pantry

by Holly Homer | April 17, 2014 at 10:13 am | comments

I am not the most organized person when it comes to meal planning, which is why I am an expert in grocery shopping my pantry and freezer! In fact, it is a near daily occurrence at my house around 4:30 pm. Although meal planning is not my strong suit, my ability to create a pantry that delivers meals has improved over the years out of the fear of family starvation.

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Tangerineberry Feature

A Tangerine and a Cranberry Walk Into a Restaurant

by Together Counts Partner | March 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm | comments

A tangerine and a cranberry walk into a restaurant. It may sound like the beginning to a questionable joke, but this pair is really a match made in heaven – especially when it comes to boosting some of your personal health goals. These two first met on a blustery winter day, and it’s been culinary magic ever since between the Asian-native tangerine, and the cool North American native, cranberry.  These

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5 wholesome foods Feature

Eyes on the Prize: How to Spot Wholesome Foods

by Together Counts Partner | March 11, 2014 at 10:22 am | comments

Scanning nutrition labels is a great way to help you find and make balanced food choices. And it’s estimated that at least 60% of Americans are in fact paying more attention to the numbers on the food packages they buy. [1] But if you don’t know what to look for on the label—or are only noticing the calories—chances are you’re not seeing the complete picture of your favorite eats. As

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