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Cutting Calories in the Grocery Aisle

by Together Counts Partner | September 17, 2014 at 9:00 am | comments

Five years ago, 16 food and beverage companies took a pledge to address the obesity problem in our nation and formed the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF). In that time, HWCF member companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the U.S. in 2012 than they did in 2007, as confirmed in the findings of an independent evaluation by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The change in overall caloric footprint of the

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PTA Celebrates Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s 5th Anniversary

by Together Counts Partner | September 16, 2014 at 10:48 am | comments

In celebration of Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s five-year anniversary, we’re spotlighting a few of the partners who have joined forces with the Foundation in an effort to reduce childhood obesity rates. These partners have helped us achieve a 6.4 trillion reduction in calories from the marketplace, supported families in achieving energy balance, and reached nearly 15 million students with our Energy Balance 101 curriculum. Learn more about how National PTA

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Lower Calorie Foods: Meet Consumer Demands, Drive Company Growth

by Together Counts Partner | September 15, 2014 at 9:05 am | comments

Consumers everywhere are looking for lower calorie foods on the grocery shelves, but are they being heard? And what does demand for lower calorie foods mean for food and beverage companies trying to keep up? A research report from Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization, reveals that over a period of five years ending December, 2012, sixteen Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation companies responded to consumer demand by increasing sales

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Discovery Education Celebrates Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s 5th Anniversary

by Together Counts Partner | September 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm | comments

In celebration of Healthy Weight Commitment’s five-year anniversary, we’re spotlighting a few of the partners who joined forces with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation in an effort to reduce the childhood obesity. These partners helped us achieve a 6.4 trillion reduction in calories from the marketplace, supported families in achieving energy balance, and reached nearly 15 million students with our Energy Balance 101 curriculum. Learn more about Discovery Education’s contributions

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5 Ways to Get the Family Involved in Summertime Volunteering

by admin | July 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm | comments

Summer is here, and with warmer weather comes our favorite, highly anticipated outdoor activities. With a mission to help those in need, and a strong emphasis on health and wellness, The Goulden Touch believes summertime is also the perfect opportunity for families to head outdoors and get active together—all for a good cause! Established in 2011 and founded by Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould, The Goulden Touch teaches the importance

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Working Together to Help Reduce Obesity

by admin | May 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | comments

It may be no surprise to learn that American’s waistlines have been steadily expanding in recent decades – more than 35 percent of Americans are obese, and 70 percent are overweight. Twenty percent of children in the U.S. are estimated to be obese. We’re taking the steps to involve as many stakeholders as possible to create the solution, from parents and schools to food and beverage companies, retailers, non-governmental organizations

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Grocery Shopping Made Easy: Facts Up Front

by Together Counts Partner | May 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm | comments

For many people, a trip to the grocery store can seem like an overwhelming task. With so many different foods to choose from, it can be hard to determine the best options for building a healthy diet for yourself and your family. Key to any healthy diet is maintaining Energy Balance—the principle behind Together Counts. To do this, shoppers will want to learn to balance calories consumed through food and

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What to Eat Before, During and After Exercise

by Together Counts Partner | May 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm | comments

Overall, eating plans are great, but what you choose to eat for optimal performance and results before, during and after workouts is of equal importance. The following tips will help you maintain wellness as you incorporate physical activity into your everyday routine. Before Your Workout: Regular Workouts: You should not plan on working out right after major meal times. Instead, opt for a light snack to amp your energy enough

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Simple Swaps: Healthful Takes on Family Favorites

by Together Counts Partner | April 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm | comments

Spring is here, and my thoughts have turned to favorite foods of the season. I live on a small ranch between Carmel and Big Sur and am the mother of two young boys. Like moms everywhere, I want my kids to grow up healthy and active and have a great appreciation for good food, which is why I’ve encouraged them from an early age to help in the kitchen as a way

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Back to Cooking Basics with Common Threads

by Together Counts Partner | January 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm | comments

In the fight against childhood obesity, we are getting back to basics. We know that simple things like eating more plant-based foods, exercise, nutritional knowledge and portion control can have a huge impact. It is generally understood that there is no single solution, rather we need to work together to address this epidemic and realize that everyone counts— the very song that the Together Counts™ program has been singing for

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