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Nutrition Plan Feature

Create a New Nutrition Plan for You and Your Family in the New Year

by Together Counts Partner | February 17, 2015 at 10:50 am | comments

It’s that exciting time again – we have a new year ahead of us and a blank slate for accomplishing goals. Moms across the country are pledging to “drop a few pounds” and get the whole family more active. If you are like many of us, you probably start doing all things at once with the best of intentions and by mid-February, you’ve moved on. Sadly, 92% of resolutions “fail”

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HDF Heart Feature

Treat Your Family Well for American Heart Month

by Together Counts Partner | February 10, 2015 at 11:28 am | comments

If you aren’t already, it’s time for you and your family to start enjoying a heart-healthy diet!  This diet may have earned a reputation as something of a bland way to eat, but really some of the most flavorful and appetizing choices on the menu can also be the most heart-healthy.  We partner with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Together Counts ™ program to encourage everyone to embrace

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Quinoa Enchilada Casserole Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | February 5, 2015 at 9:15 am | comments

My family absolutely LOVES enchilada casseroles. But did you know there’s a way to enjoy this delicious dish with more nutrients? Just exchange white rice for quinoa—it’s a good source of protein and fiber! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. She is also host of “Recipe Rehab” on CBS. For more from Evette, visit: Quinoa

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5 fruits Feature

5 Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Incorporate this Winter

by Together Counts Partner | February 3, 2015 at 9:25 am | comments

Did you know that there are some amazing, fresh fruits and veggies that we only have access to for part of the year? The winter season welcomes some very unique produce that is great tasting as well as highly nutritional. Take your meals to the next level this season by incorporating these healthy fruits and veggies while adding color, nutrients, and pizzazz to your dishes! Parsnips In Season: October-May Nutritional

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New Year’s Resolutions from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | January 29, 2015 at 9:46 am | comments

If you are like me, chances are you have a resolution to get in shape in the New Year. It’s one of the top resolutions in America. For me, like many new moms, the challenge is how to lose my stubborn baby weight. During my pregnancy, I gained a healthy amount of weight and tried to eat nutritious foods that would provide my baby and my body with the nutrients

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special olympics feature

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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Indoor Play Feature

5 Ways for Indoor Active Play

by Small Fry | January 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm | comments

As a Together Counts™ ambassador, I’m always looking for new ways to play with my little ones. When the weather gets colder, being active together definitely requires more effort. If you have little ones that aren’t big enough for outdoor sports or sledding, this adds another roadblock. Since our family with littler tots are all in this category, we wanted to share our favorite ideas where we can be active

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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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Resolutions that Count Feature

Resolutions That Count: 3 Ways to Stay Active as a Family in the New Year

by Jenny Rapson | January 15, 2015 at 9:40 am | comments

Happy New Year! If you’re like most of us, you made a list of things you’d like to change this year, but as a Together Counts™ Energy Balance Ambassador, I’ve got one simple thing I’d like you to add to your resolutions list: be more active with your family. Why? Well, because spending time with your kids bonding and working on your energy balance is pretty much the best thing

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New Activities Feature

Trying New Activities as a Family

by Small Fry | January 8, 2015 at 10:13 am | comments

We are Utah girls, and the winters here are long, with snowfall from October until April each year. With little ones, sometimes it feels like we are very literally trapped inside for seven months. As Together Counts™ Ambassadors, we love breaking out of our daily routines and anything we can do in the winter months to get outside, get fresh air, exercise and maybe a little Vitamin D, is a

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