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Making a Difference: Community Impact Projects

by Together Counts Partner | September 8, 2016 at 9:22 am | comments

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi Toward the end of each Girls on the Run season, thousands of girls in the program work with their team to plan and implement a community impact project. As a Together Counts™ partner, we recognize the project is a key element to the curriculum for a variety of reasons. First, it helps the girls set, work toward

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Introducing the 2016 Together Counts Partner Blogger Series

by Together Counts Partner | January 19, 2016 at 10:55 am | comments

Following the success of last year’s partner blogger series which featured over 30 unique blog entries from 10 Together Counts ambassadors, we are pleased to announce the partner blogger series is returning again in 2016! Featuring six returning bloggers and a few newcomers, we are excited for what’s in store. Stay tuned throughout the year for updates on active and healthy living, tips for better eating, holiday events you can

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Breakfast: A Prerequisite for Learning

by Together Counts Partner | March 3, 2015 at 8:42 am | comments

By: Rob Bisceglie, CEO Action for Healthy Kids By now the fact is well established that eating breakfast has countless positive physical and educational outcomes for children. However, not all children have the means to secure a healthy breakfast at home before school or struggle for various reasons to access school breakfast even when it is offered. Innovative solutions to ensuring the kids most in need get to eat breakfast

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Special Olympics: Motivation for Healthy Living

by Together Counts Partner | January 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm | comments

Special Olympics is known worldwide as a sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), but many people may not be aware that it is also the largest public health program in the world serving people with ID. As a partner of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Together Counts™ program, we know the importance of community. Through the work of volunteer healthcare professionals and students, athletes receive exams,

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Introducing the 2015 Together Counts Partner Blogger Series

by admin | January 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm | comments

Together Counts is teaming up with a few new and current members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to highlight some of the exciting energy balance efforts happening in 2015 here on the blog. Stay tuned throughout the year for updates on healthful activities for kids, tips for eating better and key holidays and events you can participate in throughout the year. Learn more about the members we’ll be spotlighting

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PHIT America Celebrates Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s 5th Anniversary

by Together Counts Partner | October 14, 2014 at 9:38 am | 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 how PHIT America

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The OrganWise Guys Celebrate Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s 5th Anniversary

by Together Counts Partner | October 7, 2014 at 9:09 am | comments

In celebration of Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’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 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 how The OrganWise

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Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Celebrates Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s 5th Anniversary

by Together Counts Partner | September 30, 2014 at 11:56 am | comments

In celebration of the 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 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 how the Girl

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Healthy Dining Finder Celebrates Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s 5th Anniversary

by Together Counts Partner | September 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm | comments

In celebration of Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’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 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 the efforts of

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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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