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Try These School Lunch Ideas

by Together Counts Partner | December 6, 2016 at 9:07 am | comments

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing color and you’ve finally hit your stride with the school routine. But what about trying to figure out what to make for the next umpteen weeks of school lunches? Lunches that kids will actually eat. Lunches that won’t make parents feel guilty. It’s a thin line to walk day in and day out for an entire school year! Healthy Dining’s dietitians are quick to stress

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Recipe Hacks for Better Nutrition

by Together Counts Partner | November 29, 2016 at 9:41 am | comments

As a Together Counts™ partner, we at the Canned Food Alliance recognize that life is about balance and that you can still enjoy the occasional treat and live healthfully! We partnered with Kara Lydon, author of The Foodie Dietitian Blog, to come up with these simple recipe hacks that will boost the nutritional value of some of your favorite foods using canned goods found in most pantries. Fall is the

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Five Ways to Fruit and Vegetable-ize your Family Meals

by Together Counts Partner | November 10, 2016 at 8:31 am | comments

As a Together Counts™ partner and as your Hometown Proud grocery store, we recognize that no matter the size of your household, spending time together around a good, healthful meal can be fun and simple when you focus on the season. Here are five ways to make your fall meals tastier, healthier and more memorable. Best of all, these tips are easy enough that the kids can help! Reinvent your

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From a Registered Dietitian’s Point of View: Healthy Heart Pledge Testimony

by Together Counts Partner | October 27, 2016 at 10:08 am | comments

Alyson Fendrick R.D. L.D., Homeland Grocery As a Registered Dietitian and Together Counts™ partner, I love teaching people about seafood. My favorite thing is educating them on how to select and prepare seafood from the Homeland meat counters. A lot of shoppers are scared of seafood because they believe it is difficult to cook. I love giving them the confidence they need to add it to their shopping cart. I

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Creating Memories in the Kitchen with Your Kids

by Together Counts Partner | September 29, 2016 at 12:57 pm | comments

If you have kids, you probably have similar struggles as many other families—including getting your kids involved in meal and snack prep. Ideally they’re not only involved, but also comfortable and excited to help in the kitchen. As a Together Counts™ partner for healthy, active living, we’re here to tell you that the struggles are worth the outcome because cooking with your children can be one of the best ways to

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The Plusses of Pulses

by Together Counts Partner | September 22, 2016 at 8:34 am | comments

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, chef and Together Counts™ partner who is passionate about food, I am committed to showing how all forms of fruits, vegetables, and pulses can be nutritious and flavorful. The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses, so what better time to promote the benefits of these amazing little foods? Pulses, including lentils, beans (such as kidney, navy, butter), peas and chickpeas, are affordable,

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Conquering Busy Weeknight Dinners

by Together Counts Partner | September 6, 2016 at 10:31 am | comments

We all have places to be and things to do during the busy back-to-school season. Making time for family meals is important, too. As a Together Counts™ partner, we recognize that 20 minutes at the dinner table as a family can make a big impact on establishing healthy eating habits for your children. While our schedules are ever changing, preparing family dinner doesn’t have to be another dreaded item on

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What’s for Dinner?

by Together Counts Partner | September 1, 2016 at 9:28 am | comments

Does it sometimes feel like Groundhog Day for you because you find yourself asking this same question most days of the week? As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living we realize that everyone wants a nice, family dinner, but sometimes it can be tricky deciding what to do. Here are four ways to feel confident in your answer! Embrace your favorite food/meal/recipe. If you like

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Five Things to Love about Frozen…(food)

by Together Counts Partner | August 16, 2016 at 9:46 am | comments

Have you ever said you are too busy to eat better? Or that you don’t have time to prep food after a busy day? Lucky for you, frozen food extends your options to make better choices, no matter how busy the week becomes. As part of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we realize that nutritious food comes in all varieties, and frozen food is no different. Frozen

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Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

by Together Counts Partner | August 9, 2016 at 10:32 am | comments

Close your eyes and picture your favorite meal or snack. Picture someone offering to make it for you and how happy that makes you feel. Now, picture yourself enjoying it. Chances are, there’s at least one component that is better for you, like a seasonal fruit or vegetable. And chances are, there’s also one component that’s a little decadent. That’s a great canvas for balanced eating over time, something that

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