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TOPS Flu Feature

5 Tips for Avoiding the Flu this Winter

by Together Counts Partner | December 30, 2015 at 9:36 am | comments

Did you know that nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu each flu season? And do you ever feel like you have to start from scratch with your workout routine and healthy eating plan after you’re hit with the flu or a nasty cold? As a member of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we definitely don’t want you to spend your vacation days on

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123 Go Feature

1, 2, 3… Grab-n-Go!

by Together Counts Partner | December 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm | comments

The holiday season for most households includes reminders, sticky notes and calendars marked with errands, grocery lists and daily activities. One thing that may not be marked on the calendar is “what’s for dinner?” The problem is that we usually don’t think about it until it’s too late. Waiting until you are hungry creates a sense of urgency and emergency, not allowing us to make the best decision! As a

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HDF Diet Feature

Diet-Friendly Tips to Survive the Holidays

by Together Counts Partner | December 23, 2015 at 9:52 am | comments

During the holiday season, food temptation is everywhere! From sweet drinks and rich appetizers to bountiful meals and delicious desserts, it’s tough to eat healthy and in proper portions. As a member of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we recognize that having a game plan will help you survive the December through January season of abundance. Read on for Healthy Dining’s holiday-friendly tips. Make small, but smart

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5 Foods to Help You Stay Healthy this Winter

by Together Counts Partner | December 22, 2015 at 10:53 am | comments

Balanced nutrition is important all year long, but should take center stage in the winter months when germs, colds, and flus abound. As a member of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we want you to stay healthy all season long! According to Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert for TOPS, Dena McDowell, the following 5 foods can help you stay healthy this winter. Fish: Choosing fatty fish such

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The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Early Childhood Nutrition Program

by Together Counts Partner | December 17, 2015 at 5:03 pm | comments

“There is no better way to teach people about nutrition than in the presence of food,” said Wendy Johnson-Askew, PhD, MPH, RD, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs of Gerber. She was speaking of a recent class where young moms were served a nutritious lunch to not only provide nourishment but also to serve as an example. The class was taught as part of The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Early Childhood Nutrition

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Holiday Survival Guide Feature

Holiday Survival Guide

by Together Counts Partner | December 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm | comments

The holiday season is here and it’s this time of year that can make you crazy! As a member of the Together Counts™ program, we realize the holiday season can be chaotic, stressful and unhealthy; but it doesn’t necessarily have to be! Over the years we’ve shared a variety of healthy holiday-inspired ideas and so today we have compiled our favorite posts from the past all into one holiday survival

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Thoughtful Decisions Feature

Encouraging Girls to Make Thoughtful Decisions

by Together Counts Partner | December 3, 2015 at 11:20 am | comments

By Dr. Allison Riley We all make many decisions every day. Some are quite trivial, while others can change the direction of our lives. Should I hit snooze or get out of bed? Ride the bus or drive to work? The tools we have to help us make both minor and important decisions can be critical. As a partner of the nationwide Together Counts™ program inspiring an active and healthy

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Phys Ed Feature

The Evolution of Physical Education

by Together Counts Partner | December 1, 2015 at 11:03 am | comments

Physical education is such a strong staple in today’s school curriculum that it’s hard to imagine it was not always a part of the world’s everyday education. But every program has its beginnings, and the state of physical education in America is no exception. As a proud member of the Together Counts™ program, we encourage kids to engage in active and healthy lifestyles through school. Let’s take a look at

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Campbell Healthy Communities

by Together Counts Partner | November 24, 2015 at 10:43 am | comments

In the four years since the Campbell Soup Company has launched its Campbell Healthy Communities program in Camden, New Jersey, the program has racked up some impressive statistics. Approximately 30% of all corner stores, the places where most Camden residents do their grocery shopping, are enrolled in the Healthy Corner Store Network, a group that supports efforts to increase the sale of healthy, affordable food in underserved communities and enables

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Using the Holidays to Instill Healthy Habits

by Together Counts Partner | November 19, 2015 at 9:11 am | comments

The holidays are about spending time with loved ones and enjoying good food. As a proud partner of the Together Counts™ program, we see the holidays as the perfect time to teach your children about cooking while putting into place healthy family traditions. Here are six tips for how to use the holidays to instill healthy eating habits in your home. With so much of the holidays revolving around food,

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