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CFA Solutions Feature

Resolutions to Solutions

by Together Counts Partner | February 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm | comments

Winter is the perfect time to clean out your pantry and stock up on ingredients for a healthy lifestyle. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we at the Canned Food Alliance consulted with Melanie Zook, MA RD, to offer these simple tips to set yourself up for long-term success by keeping staples on hand for quick, nutritious meals and energy-packed snacks to grab and

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HDF 5 Ideas Feature

5 Ideas to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

by Together Counts Partner | January 26, 2016 at 9:27 am | comments

Are kids your toughest mealtime critics? As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we understand that getting kids to eat healthy without a battle is often a top priority for parents. When eating out, look for healthy kids’ menu choices like grilled chicken strips and shrimp, sweet sides of fruit, dipping veggies and low-fat milk and yogurt. Kids LiveWell menu choices can help take the

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Personalize Your Family’s Eating for Better Health

by Together Counts Partner | January 21, 2016 at 10:07 am | comments

It may be time to throw out the one-size-fits-all box when it comes to health and wellness for you and your family. As research and technology progress, the idea of personalization for optimal health has gained momentum. Wearables provide more and more data on our individual health habits. Terms like “personalized lifestyle medicine” are becoming more and more mainstream, and unique recommendations for diet and lifestyle are becoming the norm. Personalization

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Food Trends Feature

Top Food Trends for 2016

by Together Counts Partner | January 14, 2016 at 9:11 am | comments

As we acquaint ourselves with the new year, everyone is gearing up for the hottest food trends of 2016. Last year was all about cauliflower, fermented foods, and ancient grains, and while those foods are still popular, there are some new kids on the block vying for popularity. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we at the Canned Food Alliance (CFA) enlisted Jessica Fishman

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Redners Snacks Feature

After-School Snacking

by Together Counts Partner | January 12, 2016 at 10:17 am | comments

The school year is an exciting, but busy, time for kids and parents. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy living, we understand that with rushed mornings, hectic after-school activities, and homework at night, it’s not always easy for parents to be sure their kids are getting proper nutrition. However, if properly stocked, preparing after-school snacks can be easy! Here are 10 tips for convenient after-school snacks

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123 Go Feature

1, 2, 3… Grab-n-Go!

by Together Counts Partner | December 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm | comments

The holiday season for most households includes reminders, sticky notes and calendars marked with errands, grocery lists and daily activities. One thing that may not be marked on the calendar is “what’s for dinner?” The problem is that we usually don’t think about it until it’s too late. Waiting until you are hungry creates a sense of urgency and emergency, not allowing us to make the best decision! As a

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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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