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Camp Shane Veggies Feature

Give Your Veggies a Makeover

by Together Counts Partner | April 19, 2016 at 8:24 am | comments

Many people don’t eat vegetables because, “they don’t like the taste.” It is super easy to flavor your vegetables and as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living we recognize that when it comes to children, taste can literally make or break a dish. At Camp Shane, a weight loss camp for youth, we put a spin on our veggies to make them tasty. Next time

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Bumble Bee Wellness for Life

by Together Counts Partner | April 14, 2016 at 9:55 am | comments

“We want to show women with heart disease that it can be easy to engage in a heart healthy lifestyle,” said Mary McGowan, Chief Executive Officer for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. “Bumble Bee® BeeWell for Life® gave us a chance to do that.” For nearly a decade Bumble Bee Seafoods teamed up with charities across the country to provide funding and tips on leading a

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11 Healthy Feature

11 Healthy Packed Lunches for School

by Together Counts Partner | April 12, 2016 at 8:44 am | comments

Eating right is important, and as a member of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living we know this is especially important for kids. Here are a handful of kid-friendly lunch recipes that are easy to prepare and pack away. Quick and Easy Packed Lunches Here are some easy-to-make recipes that feature tons of healthy (and tasty) ingredients: Chicken Noodle Soup: You can make soup on the stove or

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Soccer for Success

by Together Counts Partner | April 7, 2016 at 8:33 am | comments

As a partner of the Together Counts program™, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is committed to helping young people in underserved communities across the country. Our programs, including Soccer for Success, help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth through trained coach-mentors. Soccer for Success has transformed participants’ lives, both on and off the field. Santos, a participant from Florida, demonstrates the impact of our program.

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IFIC Breakfast Feature

Four Grab-and-Go Breakfast Options

by Together Counts Partner | April 5, 2016 at 9:22 am | comments

By Kamilah Guiden at FoodInsight.org Do you rush out the door in the morning and need a quick, nutritious breakfast? Don’t worry, you don’t have to pull out the waffle iron or omelet maker to have a decent breakfast. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living we realize how important breakfast is to jump-start your day, but understand that time can sometimes hinder our ability

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The Fulfilling Life of a Volunteer

by Together Counts Partner | March 31, 2016 at 12:46 pm | comments

“Gardening is the best hobby to have. You get exercise, you’re grounded, and it’s very humbling. We get to see how big nature is and how little we are,” says Mary McFerson. As a former researcher in community nutrition at BJC, Mary understands what living an active life and filling your body with healthy foods is all about – something that the Together Counts program for active, healthy living discusses

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10 Things Fit and Happy People Do Differently

by Together Counts Partner | March 29, 2016 at 9:49 am | comments

Do you have that friend? You know, the one who is super fit and always happy and you have no idea how they do it? You look at them and wonder, what am I doing wrong? Or, what can I do to be more like that? Well, it really is no secret that fit people do things a little differently than the average person, but why does it seem like

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Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Program

by Together Counts Partner | March 24, 2016 at 5:00 am | comments

Imagine a group of young children learning basic sports skills like running, kicking, throwing, catching and jumping, while playing. That is what Special Olympics Young Athletes™ is all about. Young Athletes is an inclusive early childhood sport and play program for children ages 2 to 7. As a partner of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s Together Counts™ program, we want to introduce you to this program that offers sports play,

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2016 Food Waste & Hunger Summit

by Together Counts Partner | March 22, 2016 at 5:00 am | comments

Americans waste 40% of food, or roughly 133 billion pounds every year in the United States. On average, each of us wastes 15 to 20% of our own food each year which is something The Campus Kitchens Project, along with organizations like the Together Counts program, are trying to mitigate. While terrifying quantities of food go uneaten every day, one in six Americans don’t know where their next meal will

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Hershey Run, Jump, Throw

by Together Counts Partner | March 17, 2016 at 8:52 am | comments

Last year, Kathy Langdon, the health and wellness facilitator for Indianapolis Public Schools, had what she says, now, was a great idea. At the time though, she thought it might be a bit crazy. She wanted to bring together students from 43 elementary schools for a giant field day, focused on physical activity. The district spent months preparing and organizing events, and encouraging schools to let students to participate. Her

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