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3 Thanksgiving Themed Games to Play with Your Family

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 22, 2017

Like most holidays, Thanksgiving is synonymous with gorging on scrumptious food. That can be great for your tastebuds, but not so nice for your physical health and well being. The American Council on Exercise estimates that the average Thanksgiving meal — complete with turkey, gravy, side dishes, and dessert — is around 3,000 calories and […]


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 […]


Summer Treats to Beat the Heat: 6 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

by Together Counts PartnerAugust 30, 2017

  The summer heat can be tough to deal with, especially for kids who are running around in the hot sun all day. Coupling cool snacks with healthy treats can require a bit of creativity, but it’s not impossible to encourage healthy eating over the summer break. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program […]


Introducing the 2017 Together Counts Partner Blogger Series

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 5, 2017

As the calendar flips to 2017, we are thrilled to announce the continuation of our partner blogger series which focuses on fun and simple ways for families to stay healthy and active throughout the year! In 2016, we teamed up with nine partner ambassadors to produce 30 unique blog entries from across the country. This […]


Making a Difference: Community Impact Projects

by Together Counts PartnerSeptember 8, 2016

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi Toward the end of each Girls on the Run season, thousands of girls in the program work with their team to plan and implement a community impact project. As a Together Counts™ partner, we recognize the project is a key element to […]


Introducing the 2016 Together Counts Partner Blogger Series

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 19, 2016

Following the success of last year’s partner blogger series which featured over 30 unique blog entries from 10 Together Counts ambassadors, we are pleased to announce the partner blogger series is returning again in 2016! Featuring six returning bloggers and a few newcomers, we are excited for what’s in store. Stay tuned throughout the year […]


Breakfast: A Prerequisite for Learning

by Together Counts PartnerMarch 3, 2015

By: Rob Bisceglie, CEO Action for Healthy Kids By now the fact is well established that eating breakfast has countless positive physical and educational outcomes for children. However, not all children have the means to secure a healthy breakfast at home before school or struggle for various reasons to access school breakfast even when it […]


Special Olympics: Motivation for Healthy Living

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 27, 2015

Special Olympics is known worldwide as a sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), but many people may not be aware that it is also the largest public health program in the world serving people with ID. As a partner of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Together Counts™ program, we know the […]


Introducing the 2015 Together Counts Partner Blogger Series

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 20, 2015

Together Counts is teaming up with a few new and current members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to highlight some of the exciting energy balance efforts happening in 2015 here on the blog. Stay tuned throughout the year for updates on healthful activities for kids, tips for eating better and key holidays and events […]


PHIT America Celebrates Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s 5th Anniversary

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 14, 2014

In celebration of Healthy Weight Commitment’s five-year anniversary, we’re spotlighting a few of the partners who joined forces with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation in an effort to reduce the childhood obesity. These partners helped us achieve a 6.4 trillion reduction in calories from the marketplace, supported families in achieving energy balance, and reached nearly […]