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Bites of Life: Together Counts Ambassador

In 2013 I was ask to be an Ambassador of the Together Counts Program.

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. Calories in, calories out. This coincides with my personal nutrition philosophy and I love the message they send to families.

Together Counts was created by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. The goal of this program is to bring families together to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle.  I couldn’t be more on board with this.  As a Registered Dietitian, I couldn’t agree more with their philosophy and have been so proud to be a part of their program for the past year. We’ve spent a lot of time talking to the kids about eating healthy, living healthy and the importance of moderation.

Here’s is a little recap of the posts I wrote for 2013

 Spicing up the Dinner Routine: I shared my recipe for Indoor Grilled Tilapia using McCormick Spices. This meal was a big hit with my family!

A Little Bit of Everything: For this post I talked about living a lifestyle where all foods are in moderation. Head over to the post for more details on how to incorporate this into your family meal plan.

Meal Planning Basics: Setting the Stage for Success: This post goes into detailed family meal planning. I talk about everything from portion size, including a variety of food, and snack time.

Celebrating National Frozen Food Month: For National Frozen Food Month, I talked about how frozen foods can provide adequate nutrition in our meal. The fruits and vegetables are flash frozen, which maintain their nutrition value.

What Energy Balance Means for a Family:

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For my Energy Balance Post I talked about the importance of not only taking care of our family, but of ourselves. Healthy, happy parents equal happy kids.It’s all about finding how to work that balance into our lifestyle. Read here for more.


I have truly enjoyed being a 2013 Together Counts Ambassador!  This organization means a lot to me and I will continue to promote the the mission of Togethers Counts 🙂




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