Together Counts is a nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living. The principle behind the program is Energy Balance, which means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn. It’s a first-of-its kind coalition that brings together more than 195 retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, trade associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and professional sports organizations. The campaign’s purpose is to get more families eating and getting active together, with a message of moderation.
I originally learned about Together Counts last year at Type-A Parent Conference. They were one of the sponsors and offered morning walks and provided our healthy breakfast one morning. I truly believe that kids today need more active time in their day. Too much screen time has resulted in kind who don’t even want to go outside anymore. we, as parents need to find fun and creative ways to get the whole family active. Our family has 3 favorite activities. Swimming, playing corn hole and visiting theme parks. We live in Florida so swimming is a given. we don’t have a pool, but my parents do and we spend as much time as we can in the pool. Corn Hole is a fun game the entire family can play together. Last year we got our own corn hole set and now we can play whenever we want. Theme Parks take a lot of walking, on an average day at Walt Disney World we walk 5-7 miles! That is real exercise. What does your family do together to stay healthy and active? Leave me a comment and let me know.
Together Counts is holding a fun sweepstakes on their Facebook page to celebrate their first anniversary. Prizes include gift cards, George Foreman Grills and a membership to Anytime Fitness. You can also find Together Counts on Twitter and Pinterest.
Join Together Counts as they celebrate Child Nutrition Month at a Twitter party on 4/3 from 8-9 PM EST. Prizes include $50 same-as-cash gift cards. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://resourcefulmommy.
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