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NFRA Veggies Feature

7 Easy Ideas to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables in 2016

by Together Counts Partner | April 28, 2016 at 8:04 am | comments

If you’re like most Americans, you’re not eating enough fruits & vegetables. In fact, fewer than 15% of individuals meet the daily intake recommendations for fruit and fewer than 90% meet the recommendation for vegetables consumption according to Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee national consumption data.1 In addition, regular exercise – a key part of a healthy lifestyle – increases your need for nutritious foods like

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Camp Shane Veggies Feature

Give Your Veggies a Makeover

by Together Counts Partner | April 19, 2016 at 8:24 am | comments

Many people don’t eat vegetables because, “they don’t like the taste.” It is super easy to flavor your vegetables and as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living we recognize that when it comes to children, taste can literally make or break a dish. At Camp Shane, a weight loss camp for youth, we put a spin on our veggies to make them tasty. Next time

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11 Healthy Feature

11 Healthy Packed Lunches for School

by Together Counts Partner | April 12, 2016 at 8:44 am | comments

Eating right is important, and as a member of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living we know this is especially important for kids. Here are a handful of kid-friendly lunch recipes that are easy to prepare and pack away. Quick and Easy Packed Lunches Here are some easy-to-make recipes that feature tons of healthy (and tasty) ingredients: Chicken Noodle Soup: You can make soup on the stove or

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IFIC Breakfast Feature

Four Grab-and-Go Breakfast Options

by Together Counts Partner | April 5, 2016 at 9:22 am | comments

By Kamilah Guiden at Do you rush out the door in the morning and need a quick, nutritious breakfast? Don’t worry, you don’t have to pull out the waffle iron or omelet maker to have a decent breakfast. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living we realize how important breakfast is to jump-start your day, but understand that time can sometimes hinder our ability

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Savoring the Flavor for National Nutrition Month

by Together Counts Partner | March 10, 2016 at 8:20 am | comments

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” –Luciano Pavarotti Every March we recognize National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This quote from Luciano Pavarotti beautifully sums up this year’s theme of “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Good food

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Fiesta Party Soup

8 Simple Ways to Healthfully Transform Leftovers Using Frozen Foods

by Together Counts Partner | March 3, 2016 at 8:28 am | comments

Eating healthfully means so many things. It’s choosing nutritious foods, of course, but it’s also making sure those choices are practical for your lifestyle. It’s cooking more at home, and it’s also enjoying those home-cooked meals more often around the table with your family. As part of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we know that when time and budgets are tight, it can sometimes seem especially difficult

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CFA Solutions Feature

Resolutions to Solutions

by Together Counts Partner | February 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm | comments

Winter is the perfect time to clean out your pantry and stock up on ingredients for a healthy lifestyle. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we at the Canned Food Alliance consulted with Melanie Zook, MA RD, to offer these simple tips to set yourself up for long-term success by keeping staples on hand for quick, nutritious meals and energy-packed snacks to grab and

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HDF 5 Ideas Feature

5 Ideas to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

by Together Counts Partner | January 26, 2016 at 9:27 am | comments

Are kids your toughest mealtime critics? As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we understand that getting kids to eat healthy without a battle is often a top priority for parents. When eating out, look for healthy kids’ menu choices like grilled chicken strips and shrimp, sweet sides of fruit, dipping veggies and low-fat milk and yogurt. Kids LiveWell menu choices can help take the

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Personalize Your Family’s Eating for Better Health

by Together Counts Partner | January 21, 2016 at 10:07 am | comments

It may be time to throw out the one-size-fits-all box when it comes to health and wellness for you and your family. As research and technology progress, the idea of personalization for optimal health has gained momentum. Wearables provide more and more data on our individual health habits. Terms like “personalized lifestyle medicine” are becoming more and more mainstream, and unique recommendations for diet and lifestyle are becoming the norm. Personalization

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Food Trends Feature

Top Food Trends for 2016

by Together Counts Partner | January 14, 2016 at 9:11 am | comments

As we acquaint ourselves with the new year, everyone is gearing up for the hottest food trends of 2016. Last year was all about cauliflower, fermented foods, and ancient grains, and while those foods are still popular, there are some new kids on the block vying for popularity. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we at the Canned Food Alliance (CFA) enlisted Jessica Fishman

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