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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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Cooking and Eating Together – A Recipe to Strengthen Your Family

by Together Counts Partner | September 15, 2015 at 12:57 pm | comments

“What’s for dinner?” A question I hear multiple times a day in my house. The answer is more important than you think. The benefits of home cooking are clear—those who cook dinner frequently at home have an intake of nearly 150 fewer calories each day than those who eat out regularly. What’s more, people who typically cook dinner consume fewer calories on the occasions they do eat out than those

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Get Ready for Back to School with Katie Workman

by Together Counts Partner | September 3, 2015 at 9:09 am | comments

Parents greet the end of summer and the beginning of the school year with mixed emotions (the kids’ emotions? Not so mixed). Obviously we’re sad to see summer end, sorry to lose the longer, less structured days. But there’s an energy to back-to-school time, a feeling of a fresh start. As we partner with the nationwide Together Counts™ program, we want to inject some fresh thinking into our weekday cooking,

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IFIF 4 Hacks Feature

4 Clever Food Safety Hacks

by Together Counts Partner | August 25, 2015 at 11:52 am | comments

By Liz Sanders, MPH, RDN Leafy greens, lean meat, fresh fruit… it’s all part of a healthful diet. But even these nutritious foods can have a dirty little secret: harmful bacteria. As a partner of the Together Counts™ nationwide program for healthy, active living, we realize safe food handling practices are an important, but often overlooked, component of a healthy lifestyle. After all, food can’t be nutritious if it’s not

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TOPS Food Waste Feature

How to Prevent Food Waste

by Together Counts Partner | August 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm | comments

Be honest. How much food do you end up tossing out every week? If you’re anything like me, you find yourself throwing away produce you had every intention of eating (but has since turned into a terrifying science experiment in the back of the fridge) more often than you’d like. Turns out I’m not alone. In the U.S., 30-40% of the foods supply is wasted. This is equivalent to more

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Share a Family Meal Anywhere

by Together Counts Partner | July 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm | comments

Every single day across America, firefighters gather around the kitchen table. Having just left their loved ones at home, they now sit down at this familiar piece of furniture with their second family. When I was introduced to the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Together Counts™ program, I didn’t immediately make the connection from their mission to our firehouse. Yes, we here at Fork and Hose Co. like to feature many

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Picky Eater Feature

Top 5 Tips to Broaden the Palette of Your Picky Eater

by Together Counts Partner | July 21, 2015 at 10:01 am | comments

Every parent dreams of a dinner table painted with colors from each food group, warmed up and ready to serve to the family. Then you hear it, “Yuck, I don’t like that.” Not every child is as accepting of trying new foods as we’d like them to be, but with time and patience their taste interests can expand. Here are our top five tips for expanding your picky eater’s palette.

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