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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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5 Surprising Things You Can Find in the Frozen Food Aisle

by Together Counts Partner | March 2, 2017 at 9:08 am | comments

You do your best to balance all parts of your busy lifestyle including remembering to be active and keep a balanced diet. This is where frozen foods can be a reliable source for planning ahead and staying on track. Why? Frozen foods are real foods that just happen to be frozen retaining all the flavor, quality and nutrition as when they were made. Did you know March is Frozen Food

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Healthy Lifestyle: Teaching Your Child to Cook

by Together Counts Partner | February 9, 2017 at 10:10 am | comments

Cooking—a basic life skill – can be helpful for future health and wellness when  taught as young as possible. A familiarity with the kitchen leads to lifelong talents that will be practiced at least 3 times a day! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we want to share five reasons why you should get your child of any age involved in cooking to encourage

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The Time is “Ripe” for Canned Food

by Together Counts Partner | January 26, 2017 at 9:27 am | comments

By Rich Tavoletti, Executive Director As the executive director of the Canned Food Alliance, it’s my job to tout the many benefits of canned food. And as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, and someone who enjoys celebrating life’s special moments with family and friends over a good meal, I appreciate the simplicity, nutrition and great taste canned ingredients afford year-round. As we look ahead

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Celebrating Super Soups

by Together Counts Partner | January 24, 2017 at 9:28 am | comments

By Liz Weiss, MS, RDN January is National Soup Month! During the cold winter months, there is nothing more comforting than a nourishing bowl of steaming homemade soup. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we at the Canned Food Alliance recognize that healthy eating is essential to an overall healthy lifestyle. We partnered with Liz Weiss, who shares her ideas about making soup as

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3 Ways to Get Your Family Cooking for Life in 2017

by Together Counts Partner | January 10, 2017 at 9:11 am | comments

Every January, millions of Americans resolve to ring in the New Year with healthier, more active lifestyles. Making healthy habits a daily ritual can be difficult, especially without a dedicated support system. Common Threads, a partner of Together Counts and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, provides hands-on healthy cooking and nutrition programs for kids, parents and teachers throughout the country, providing a common language around wellness and fostering environments jam

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Food Brings Us Together

by Together Counts Partner | December 15, 2016 at 9:30 am | comments

“Food feeds the soul. To the extent that we all eat food, and we all have souls, food is the single great unifier across cultures.” – Amy S. Choi The holiday season is known for its food and fellowship. We gather together to spend more time with family and friends, often over traditional meals. Depending on your culture, you may be looking forward to ham, latkes, curry, fish, turkey, goose,

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Incorporating Greens in to Your Kid’s Diet

by Together Counts Partner | December 8, 2016 at 9:17 am | comments

When you walk into the grocery store, the greens that pop up immediately at the entrance can seem intimidating. From kale, to dandelion and collards, as a Together Counts ™ partner, we recognize that it can seem overwhelming and scary to bring them back into your own kitchen. Here are some simple and easy ways to include some of these greens into your lifestyle and more importantly, your kid’s meal! All dark

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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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