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Five Fun and Creative Ways To Use Your Kiddie Pool For Active Play

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 31, 2014

Summer is in full swing, and as a Together Counts™ ambassador, I’ve been on the hunt for ways to stay active while staying cool. You don’t need a beachfront estate or even an adult sized pool to have fun and get active with your kids this summer. All you need is a simple kiddie pool! […]


The Facts on Frozen

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 29, 2014

Did you know that there is virtually no difference between fresh and frozen vegetables in vitamin and mineral content? Prepared meals that are frozen deliver fresh taste, convenience and value while also helping with portion and calorie control. Here are some of the reasons you can rely on frozen foods when planning meals: Freezing Locks […]


Making Balance Count This Festival Season

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 24, 2014

Summer is in full swing, and our family is taking advantage of every opportunity to be outside. We’re taking trips to the pool, joining in backyard barbecues and attempting to attend as many summer festivals as we possibly can. While it’s tempting to celebrate summer by enjoying goodies roasted over the fire and attempting to […]


Active Weekend Ideas for Families

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 22, 2014

Children learn their most impactful lessons at home. The examples parents set have a greater effect on the choices children later make than any other outside force. Parents can teach wholesome cooking, eating, and fitness lessons through conversation, but it is better understood through practice. The work week is busy, especially if parents work outside […]


5 Keys to Community Impact

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 17, 2014

Want to create sustainable, healthy changes in your community? Learn from our panel of 2014 Smart from the Start PTA Council Grant winners. It’s true that one person can move mountains when their mind is set on it. But what if there were 10 minds? And what if each one is backed locally by dozens of […]


10 Foods for Heart Health

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 15, 2014

We all know the heart is one of the most important parts of your body. What we don’t always know is how to eat to ensure we take care of the heart just like we would for any other part of our body. Here are 10 foods that, when combined with healthy habits like regular […]


Recess in the Summer – Fun Ways to Keep Your Family Moving

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 10, 2014

School may be out for summer, but I still try to incorporate a few school lessons in every part of our day. We do a little reading, a little writing, a little bit of fun math (like how many popsicles has the 3 year old eaten today?) – and of course – RECESS! It’s all […]


Tips for Better Breakfasts

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 8, 2014

Based on modern science, and the wisdom of mothers throughout the ages, breakfast is a very important meal. Research shows breaking an overnight fast with a balanced meal can make a major difference in overall health and well-being, especially for children and teens. Eating breakfast can help improve behavior and school performance, as well as […]


5 Ways to Play This Summer

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 3, 2014

Nothing feels better then ending a beautiful summer day with the feeling of having spent quality time outdoors. There is something about engaging in play that brings us back to a time when the days stretched on and summers felt long. Play is defined as “engaging in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious […]


Wholesome and Quick Breakfast Ideas

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 1, 2014

There is no better way to start the day than with a wholesome breakfast; however, finding the time to make that breakfast isn’t always easy to do. Healthy Dining Finder’s readers shared their breakfast questions with a registered dietitian and her answers are below. Rachel Rothman, M.S., R.D. Question: What are some good, quick breakfast […]