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Rising to the Find Your Balance Challenge

by Together Counts PartnerJune 29, 2012

One of the greatest benefits of working at the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is seeing our programs make a real difference in the lives of children. Just this spring we announced the winners of our three sweepstakes competitions, and with the support of our partners, we gave away thousands of dollars worth of sporting equipment, […]


Celebrating National Fruit and Veggies Month

by Together Counts PartnerJune 27, 2012

In the spirit of June being National Fruit and Veggies Month, and the wider assortment of fruits and veggies available at grocery stores and farmers markets, we’re challenging you and your family to eat at least two cups of fruit and three cups of veggies every day. Fruits and veggies are not only packed with […]


The Great American Backyard Campout

by Together Counts PartnerJune 22, 2012

It’s time to break out the tents, for tomorrow is the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout. It’s the annual National Wildlife Federation celebration that encourages parents across the country to get out and camp with their families. Whether it’s in backyards, local parks or beaches… they just want you to get together and […]


Life Balance 101

by Together Counts PartnerJune 19, 2012

Transition is hard on our families and bodies. Even if the transition is a positive experience (like moving into a new home or having a baby), the stress that accompanies these changes is hard on us. The best thing anyone can do is to take care of their body and family during these hard times. […]


Eating Well at Work

by Together Counts PartnerJune 18, 2012

Your workday lunch can be a simple way to manage your budget—and your waistline. Just think, two $4 lunches per week add up to over $400 per year, not to mention add extra calories. Taking the time to plan a nutritious lunch, complete with lean protein, fiber and even a little healthy fat, puts you […]


Father’s Day – An Opportunity for Self-Reflection

by Together Counts PartnerJune 15, 2012

Father’s Day is special to me. Although getting gifts is fun, I never dwell on that part of the day. I always focus on how fortunate I am to be blessed with three beautiful children who call me “Dad.” Because of my past issues with my father, I don’t take the title “Dad” lightly. Along […]


Camp Shane Transforms Kids Lives

by Together Counts PartnerJune 11, 2012

Anyone who thinks it’s easy being a kid doesn’t remember the pressure of being one. There is pressure to perform at school, fit in with friends, be cool, look good and feel good (when sometimes you just wish you could disappear). Now imagine you’re an overweight kid:  the pressure cooker just got turned up to […]


A New Look at How We Count Calories

by Together Counts PartnerJune 6, 2012

The American Society for Nutrition recently released a statement on energy balance and implications for keeping a consistent body weight. In general, the statement supports much of the currently held beliefs about the importance of maintaining appropriate energy balance over time. It helps to clarify that there is no magic bullet; changes to the amount and […]