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The Public Agrees: Parks and Recreation Are Vital to Healthy Communities

by Together Counts PartnerFebruary 28, 2017

Parks and recreation are leading the charge to make our communities healthier. Whether by providing increased opportunities for physical activity through its vast network of parks, fields, trails, pools and recreation centers, offering healthy food options or educating the public on healthy lifestyle options, local park and recreation agencies positively impact millions of people every day.  […]

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Hunger, Health & Nutrition Education the FFA Way

by Together Counts PartnerFebruary 23, 2017

Many children – and some adults – can find it challenging to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Like our national partners, Together Counts™, the National FFA Organization supports the need to educate youth and their families on the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles. Based on stakeholder input FFA has further realized its responsibility […]

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How I trick myself into running

by Together Counts PartnerFebruary 21, 2017

I’m not naturally athletic. I didn’t grow up running track. I’m much better at watching cat videos on the internet than I am at any sport. And even though I have long legs, I’m not great at basketball, and I’m definitely not a fast runner. Yet somehow I’ve fallen in love with running and I’ve […]

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4-H Is Growing True Leaders

by Together Counts PartnerFebruary 16, 2017

Leadership is a valued skill in our society, but any young people today aren’t being given the opportunity to learn the tenacity, strategic-thinking and people skills that they’ll need to lead – now and in the future. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living we realize that these are important […]

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3 Ideas for an Easy Valentine’s Day with the Family

by Together Counts PartnerFebruary 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day and restaurants seem to go hand-in-hand. The idea of sharing a meal out with that special someone has long been a favorite way to spend this love-filled holiday. That doesn’t mean you can’t start some new traditions, especially when you have kids. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active […]

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Healthy Lifestyle: Teaching Your Child to Cook

by Together Counts PartnerFebruary 9, 2017

Cooking—a basic life skill – can be helpful for future health and wellness when  taught as young as possible. A familiarity with the kitchen leads to lifelong talents that will be practiced at least 3 times a day! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we want to share five […]

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Staying Active in Winter: Tips and Tricks for Kids

by Together Counts PartnerFebruary 7, 2017

Staying active in the winter months can be a daunting task. Most people would rather stay inside, veg out on the couch, and call it a day. But these kinds of activities don’t support your physical or mental health. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we know there are […]

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Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions with These Healthy Tips

by Together Counts PartnerFebruary 2, 2017

By Ru Ekanayake We’re one month into the new year and while studies show that over 80% of resolutions focus on health and wellness– just 8% of resolutions are actually kept. Don’t lose hope though! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we think now is a perfect time to […]

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