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QA PTA Feature

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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Hank Info Feature

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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DE QA Feature

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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Amusement Feature

Today’s Amusement Parks Offer More Than One Way to Get Your Heart Rate Up

by Together Counts Partner | September 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm | comments

A visit to an amusement park may not be the most typical example of family energy balance, but with a little planning, today’s parks offer families a lot of fun and even thrilling ways to burn calories and be fit. The first is walking.  Walking at a brisk pace not only burns calories, it also increases your heart rate, helps maintain muscle mass, keep joints flexible (which helps prevent joint-related

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Instagram Feature

Skip the Instagram and Enjoy Being in the Moment With Your Family

by Jenny Rapson | September 4, 2014 at 10:35 am | comments

I don’t know about you, but one thing I really like about social media is sharing photos of my kids. What can I say? I’m proud of the little whippersnappers! And so, like many parents, I’ve been Facebook-ing and Instagram-ing every fun family activity for a couple of years now. Or I did, until recently, when I had an epiphany: By sharing our every family moment with my social media

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5 year infographic

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Celebrates Five Years!

by admin | September 2, 2014 at 9:00 am | comments

In celebration of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s five year anniversary, we’re looking back at the contributions made by the Foundation and its members toward the health and wellness of our children through programs like the Together Counts campaign. HWCF and its partners have worked tirelessly to meet a vast array of achievements including a commitment to reducing 1.5 trillion calories from the marketplace. In January of 2014, the Robert Wood

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Routines Feature

Rediscovering A Routine Just In Time For Back To School Season

by Jeff Bogle | August 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm | comments

No jury of my peers could possibly find fault with my decision to make sleepy time a sort of free-for-all during the summer months, right? I mean, after 44 weeks of rigid routine and hectic mornings rushing to get into the school drop-off line on time, the idea of allowing later PMs and stress free AMs is, quite literally, the least I can do for my two daughters. There’s only

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Picnics Count Feature

Making Picnics Count

by Small Fry | August 26, 2014 at 9:22 am | comments

Laying out a picnic blanket is like making your bed. As soon as that bed is neatly made, or the blanked unfurled – that’s where everyone wants to be! Even in the biggest grassiest park, our boys love to sit on that blanket and snack away and tell stories. As Together Counts™ ambassadors, we understand the importance of making time for as many meals together as possible, whether it’s indoors

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Family BBQ Feature

Grilling With the Entire Family

by Holly Homer | August 19, 2014 at 7:22 am | comments

As a Together Counts™ ambassador, one of my favorite things about summer is that it just seems easier for families to be together.  Without the schedules of the school year, finding time to sit down as a family and share a meal happens more often. Some of that summer family togetherness can be extended into the next month or two while the weather is still warm by firing up the

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Exercise Week Feature

5 Ways to Exercise with Your Child

by Together Counts Partner | August 14, 2014 at 9:51 am | comments

What better way to connect with your child than to be physically active with them? Spending time like this with your little ones nurtures relationship building between parents and/or guardians and kids while promoting a healthier lifestyle – that’s a win all the way around! Check out these fun ideas to exercise with your child: Play outside – Gather up toys that foster movement such as jump ropes, hula hoops, sidewalk

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