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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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Urban Soccer Symposium

by Together Counts Partner | March 15, 2016 at 8:04 am | comments

The U.S. Soccer Foundation promotes the importance of active and healthy lifestyles to children, families and communities. We are excited to share this vision with Together Counts to inspire as many people as we can to live an active and healthy life. The health and wellbeing of communities is important to the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and thus, we host an event called the Urban Soccer Symposium every year. The Symposium

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Savoring the Flavor for National Nutrition Month

by Together Counts Partner | March 10, 2016 at 8:20 am | comments

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” –Luciano Pavarotti Every March we recognize National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This quote from Luciano Pavarotti beautifully sums up this year’s theme of “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Good food

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20 Ways to Celebrate Accomplishments with Your Family

by Together Counts Partner | March 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm | comments

Reaching a fitness goal, trying out for a new sport and finishing a big project are all accomplishments that we should be proud of. Although they may not call for a full-blown celebration, in working with the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we believe that working hard toward goals is still worthy of recognition! Girls on the Run, a physical activity-based positive youth development program, is celebrating a

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8 Simple Ways to Healthfully Transform Leftovers Using Frozen Foods

by Together Counts Partner | March 3, 2016 at 8:28 am | comments

Eating healthfully means so many things. It’s choosing nutritious foods, of course, but it’s also making sure those choices are practical for your lifestyle. It’s cooking more at home, and it’s also enjoying those home-cooked meals more often around the table with your family. As part of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we know that when time and budgets are tight, it can sometimes seem especially difficult

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10 Small Ways to Change Your Family’s Diet for the Better

by Together Counts Partner | March 1, 2016 at 8:51 am | comments

As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle for individuals and families and how the choices we make each day can impact that healthy lifestyle. As the excitement of big New Year’s resolutions begins to fade, what if we start making small plans instead? Science is proving that little changes to our days can add up to big success over the year, and it may

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Coca Cola Refreshing Communities

by Together Counts Partner | February 25, 2016 at 10:14 am | comments

San Antonio residents no longer need a gym membership or any sort of fancy equipment to work out. They can now go to Labor Street Park to play kickball, basketball or even use outdoor fitness equipment. Not so long ago, Labor Street Park was in desperate need of some TLC. The lights didn’t turn on and the basketball courts were cracked. But that all changed, thanks to a grant from

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What Does “Better Choices” Really Mean, Anyway?

by Together Counts Partner | February 23, 2016 at 9:01 am | comments

Food is important to people. It’s personal to people. And for good reason. We learn from our parents, family and friends about food, cooking and what we like and dislike. It becomes even more personal when we start to connect the food and lifestyle choices we make with our health. What happens when we break down all the daily lifestyle choices we make pertaining to our health? Ultimately, we may

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