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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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4 Questions and Answers about Protein

by Together Counts Partner | March 28, 2017 at 7:51 am | comments

All calories come from four places in our diets: carbohydrates, fat, protein and alcohol. In the 1990s, low-fat diets and foods were everywhere you turned and, more recently, carbs have come under fire. Protein never seems to get much negative attention and is often proudly boasted on many food labels. Some coffee and smoothie shops even offer the option of adding a scoop of protein powder to your favorite drink.

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15 Ideas to Help Your Family “Put Your Best Fork Forward”

by Together Counts Partner | March 23, 2017 at 8:42 am | comments

Today’s world is very tuned into food. With cooking shows on TV at all hours of day and night, restaurants serving just about any kind of food you can think of, recipes for every taste easily found online and an increasingly connected world helping us all learn more about international cuisines, is it any surprise that food plays such a big role in our lives? For this reason, it’s more

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Spring Produce Guide: 3 Fantastic Foods to Try for National Nutrition Month®

by Together Counts Partner | March 14, 2017 at 5:30 am | comments

Spring is right around the corner, and gardens, farms and fields across the country will soon be bursting into bloom. Accompanying the dawn of spring every March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s campaign encourages people to make small and simple, but well-informed choices about the foods they eat to create lasting healthy habits. Common

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5 Surprising Things You Can Find in the Frozen Food Aisle

by Together Counts Partner | March 2, 2017 at 9:08 am | comments

You do your best to balance all parts of your busy lifestyle including remembering to be active and keep a balanced diet. This is where frozen foods can be a reliable source for planning ahead and staying on track. Why? Frozen foods are real foods that just happen to be frozen retaining all the flavor, quality and nutrition as when they were made. Did you know March is Frozen Food

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Healthy Lifestyle: Teaching Your Child to Cook

by Together Counts Partner | February 9, 2017 at 10:10 am | comments

Cooking—a basic life skill – can be helpful for future health and wellness when  taught as young as possible. A familiarity with the kitchen leads to lifelong talents that will be practiced at least 3 times a day! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we want to share five reasons why you should get your child of any age involved in cooking to encourage

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The Time is “Ripe” for Canned Food

by Together Counts Partner | January 26, 2017 at 9:27 am | comments

By Rich Tavoletti, Executive Director As the executive director of the Canned Food Alliance, it’s my job to tout the many benefits of canned food. And as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, and someone who enjoys celebrating life’s special moments with family and friends over a good meal, I appreciate the simplicity, nutrition and great taste canned ingredients afford year-round. As we look ahead

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Celebrating Super Soups

by Together Counts Partner | January 24, 2017 at 9:28 am | comments

By Liz Weiss, MS, RDN January is National Soup Month! During the cold winter months, there is nothing more comforting than a nourishing bowl of steaming homemade soup. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we at the Canned Food Alliance recognize that healthy eating is essential to an overall healthy lifestyle. We partnered with Liz Weiss, who shares her ideas about making soup as

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3 Ways to Get Your Family Cooking for Life in 2017

by Together Counts Partner | January 10, 2017 at 9:11 am | comments

Every January, millions of Americans resolve to ring in the New Year with healthier, more active lifestyles. Making healthy habits a daily ritual can be difficult, especially without a dedicated support system. Common Threads, a partner of Together Counts and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, provides hands-on healthy cooking and nutrition programs for kids, parents and teachers throughout the country, providing a common language around wellness and fostering environments jam

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Food Brings Us Together

by Together Counts Partner | December 15, 2016 at 9:30 am | comments

“Food feeds the soul. To the extent that we all eat food, and we all have souls, food is the single great unifier across cultures.” – Amy S. Choi The holiday season is known for its food and fellowship. We gather together to spend more time with family and friends, often over traditional meals. Depending on your culture, you may be looking forward to ham, latkes, curry, fish, turkey, goose,

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