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Staying Active during the Winter

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 29, 2016

By Brian Godfrey, Physical Education Teacher, Richmond Elementary School, Richmond, VT Living in Vermont where it’s cold and snowy for up to six months of the year, it’s important to find ways to be healthy and active during the winter. As a physical education teacher, husband and father of three, I’ve found that skiing, snowboarding, […]


Tips to Save Time and Eat Healthy During the Holidays

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 27, 2016

If you’re trying to keep up with end-of-year shopping sales and a long list of events on top of your regular, hectic schedule, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself with a healthy diet and regular exercise. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we think this […]


8 Ways to Improve Your Health Right Now

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 22, 2016

When January 1 rolls around, we are often more determined than ever to get fit and feel great. Research shows that only 8 percent of us actually achieve New Year’s resolutions, however. The main reason? We make dreamy resolutions but fail to follow up with the planning and work needed to achieve them. Instead of waiting to […]


Keep Kids Active With These Healthy Gift Ideas

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 20, 2016

It’s no secret that your children are likely to become less active throughout the winter months. The end of October to the beginning of the New Year oftentimes can mean an increased likelihood of unhealthy indulgence, while physical activity levels decrease. Fortunately, as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we […]


Food Brings Us Together

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 15, 2016

“Food feeds the soul. To the extent that we all eat food, and we all have souls, food is the single great unifier across cultures.” – Amy S. Choi The holiday season is known for its food and fellowship. We gather together to spend more time with family and friends, often over traditional meals. Depending […]


Can a Healthier Lifestyle Promote Good Character in Kids?

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 13, 2016

The early years make up an important developmental phase in any person’s life. Up to the age of 18, we’re constantly learning new habits, information and behaviors – while establishing foundations that will shape our experiences as an adult. As a Together Counts™ partner, we recognize childhood represents both opportunity and vulnerability when it comes […]


Incorporating Greens in to Your Kid’s Diet

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 8, 2016

When you walk into the grocery store, the greens that pop up immediately at the entrance can seem intimidating. From kale, to dandelion and collards, as a Together Counts ™ partner, we recognize that it can seem overwhelming and scary to bring them back into your own kitchen. Here are some simple and easy ways to include […]


Try These School Lunch Ideas

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 6, 2016

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing color and you’ve finally hit your stride with the school routine. But what about trying to figure out what to make for the next umpteen weeks of school lunches? Lunches that kids will actually eat. Lunches that won’t make parents feel guilty. It’s a thin line to walk day in […]


5 Reasons to Take Your PE Class Outside

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 1, 2016

Kids, on average, don’t play outside as much as their parents did. Children spend more than six hours every day on screens, from televisions to tablets. Even school settings offer more screen learning than even a decade ago. All of that technology has its place and purpose, but as a partner of the Together Counts™ […]


Recipe Hacks for Better Nutrition

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 29, 2016

As a Together Counts™ partner, we at the Canned Food Alliance recognize that life is about balance and that you can still enjoy the occasional treat and live healthfully! We partnered with Kara Lydon, author of The Foodie Dietitian Blog, to come up with these simple recipe hacks that will boost the nutritional value of […]