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Healthy Holiday Snacks: Eight Light Nibbles that Satisfy

by Together Counts Partner | November 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm | comments

By: Kristen Castillo Research shows that the average weight gain during the holidays is one pound. While that doesn’t seem like much, once you gain weight, it can be tough to lose it. The holidays are a tempting time with cocktails, sweetened drinks, appetizers, heavy meals and desserts. So how can you enjoy the season without overindulging? Make conscious, healthy meal choices; get regular exercise; and be sure to snack

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8 Fall Foods for Weight Loss

by Together Counts Partner | November 9, 2017 at 5:17 pm | comments

Not only do all of the following choices bring rich, full flavor and hearty texture to your meals – they are also loaded with waist-friendly fiber.  Research has linked fiber and fiber-rich foods like these to weight loss again and again over recent years.  If you do nothing else between now and spring, aim for 30 grams of fiber per day, incorporating choices like these into your diet: 1. Pears

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4 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry on this Holiday Season

by admin | November 2, 2017 at 3:05 pm | comments

Halloween has come and gone and those pumpkins are being replaced with copious amounts of cornucopia. As it begins to cool down outside, it can feel like the Turkey Trot will never end. While this season is busy, it is also one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Don’t forget to take a breather from the holiday fun and exhaustion to enjoy time with your family. In the

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5 Ways to Make Weight Loss Part of the Back to School Routine

by Together Counts Partner | October 19, 2017 at 11:15 am | comments

1. Plan ahead – Make healthy breakfasts and lunches the night before to avoid the morning rush.  The whole family will benefit from having the best choices on hand, and you’ll be less likely to make last minute, unhealthy choices when hunger hits. Don’t forget to enlist help in the kitchen to spend some time together and help get everyone on board with healthy habits! 2. Break up homework and

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Long-Term Health Benefits Shown from Eating Meals at Home as a Family

by Together Counts Partner | October 12, 2017 at 11:56 am | comments

Regular family meals are linked to the kinds of outcomes we all want for our children: higher grades and self-esteem, healthier eating habits and weight, and less risky behavior. As a proud partner of the Together Counts program, Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is among the organizations accepting the challenge and encouraging all Americans to pledge to share one more meal at home per week with our families. Numerous studies underscore

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Try a healthy take on an old Friday favorite…

by Together Counts Partner | September 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm | comments

If you’re looking for a low-carb, high-fiber alternative to the old fan-favorite, pizza, try mini zucchini pizzas! The squash, zucchini, is a favorite because it is in-season and ripe for the picking (so it’s at peak flavor)! Zucchini contains so many fantastic nutrients such as vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus as well as a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin, and protein. Click here for

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And just like that…back to school!

by admin | September 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm | comments

Dust off those backpacks because it’s already September, which means the kids are heading back to the classroom. It’s a pretty busy time so don’t let the hustle and bustle of back to school derail your family’s healthy habits. Check out these tips to keep building healthy habits as a family this fall. Plan ahead for afterschool snacks. At the beginning of the week, put some fruits and veggies like

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Summer Treats to Beat the Heat: 6 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

by Together Counts Partner | August 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm | comments

  The summer heat can be tough to deal with, especially for kids who are running around in the hot sun all day. Coupling cool snacks with healthy treats can require a bit of creativity, but it’s not impossible to encourage healthy eating over the summer break. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, and to help your kids cool down and stay hydrated, consider

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Stay Happy & Healthy This Summer

by admin | July 21, 2017 at 8:55 am | comments

With the kids home for the summer and all the fun outdoor activities, sometimes it can be difficult to keep those meals packed with nutritious fruits and vegetables. Check out these tips to sneak those extra veggies into your diet this summer.   Spice up your snack time with make your own fruit and yogurt parfaits. Lay out some colorful fruits and let the kiddos assemble this themselves. It makes

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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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