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The Fulfilling Life of a Volunteer

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 31, 2016

“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 […]


10 Things Fit and Happy People Do Differently

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 29, 2016

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 […]


Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Program

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 24, 2016

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 […]


2016 Food Waste & Hunger Summit

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 22, 2016

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 […]


Hershey Run, Jump, Throw

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 17, 2016

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 […]


Urban Soccer Symposium

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 15, 2016

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, […]


Savoring the Flavor for National Nutrition Month

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 10, 2016

“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 […]


20 Ways to Celebrate Accomplishments with Your Family

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 8, 2016

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 […]


8 Simple Ways to Healthfully Transform Leftovers Using Frozen Foods

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 3, 2016

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, […]


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

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 1, 2016

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 […]