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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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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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