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Engaging the Community to keep Families Healthy and Active

by Together Counts PartnerAugust 16, 2018

Between hectic work schedules, preparing for back to school and striving to hold onto the final weeks of summer, parents have enough challenges facing them this time of the year. Keeping or getting your family on track toward an active healthy lifestyle can seem like a monumental task better left to those super parents who […]


5 Ways to Close Out Summer

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 31, 2018

As we turn our calendars to August, whether we are ready or not, the first day of school and end of summer is right around the corner. Looking ahead to the final weeks, there is still plenty of time for some unique summer fun while you have the kids home. Check out these five summer […]


Healthy On the Road: Ways to Stay on Track on Vacation

by Together Counts PartnerJuly 11, 2018

By: Kristen Castillo Summer is here but that doesn’t mean you have to let unhealthy habits sidetrack your fit lifestyle. Getaways, road trips and play days in the park or beach don’t have to be about greasy, salty or sugary treats. Instead pack your days with nutritious foods and fun activities. Whether you’re traveling close […]


5 Ways to Make Weight Loss Part of the Back to School Routine

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 19, 2017

1. Plan ahead – Make healthy breakfasts and lunches the night before to avoid the morning rush.  The whole family will benefit from having the best choices on hand, and you’ll be less likely to make last minute, unhealthy choices when hunger hits. Don’t forget to enlist help in the kitchen to spend some time […]


Bumble Bee Wellness for Life

by Together Counts PartnerApril 14, 2016

“We want to show women with heart disease that it can be easy to engage in a heart healthy lifestyle,” said Mary McGowan, Chief Executive Officer for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. “Bumble Bee® BeeWell for Life® gave us a chance to do that.” For nearly a decade Bumble Bee Seafoods […]


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 […]


Coca Cola Refreshing Communities

by Together Counts PartnerFebruary 25, 2016

San Antonio residents no longer need a gym membership or any sort of fancy equipment to work out. They can now go to Labor Street Park to play kickball, basketball or even use outdoor fitness equipment. Not so long ago, Labor Street Park was in desperate need of some TLC. The lights didn’t turn on […]


Hunger Free Minnesota

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 7, 2016

There are few people who know what 600,000 pounds of sweet corn look like. Bob Branham, of the Produce Capture Institute, is one of them. Branham’s organization runs produce rescues. They rescue food that would otherwise rot in fields and donate it to local food pantries. The rescue work is hard and laborious — especially […]


The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Early Childhood Nutrition Program

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 17, 2015

“There is no better way to teach people about nutrition than in the presence of food,” said Wendy Johnson-Askew, PhD, MPH, RD, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs of Gerber. She was speaking of a recent class where young moms were served a nutritious lunch to not only provide nourishment but also to serve as an example. […]


Campbell Healthy Communities

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 24, 2015

In the four years since the Campbell Soup Company has launched its Campbell Healthy Communities program in Camden, New Jersey, the program has racked up some impressive statistics. Approximately 30% of all corner stores, the places where most Camden residents do their grocery shopping, are enrolled in the Healthy Corner Store Network, a group that […]