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The Together CountsTM program partners with hundreds of companies and organizations to bring you the best local resources that help lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Our partners believe balance is the key to healthy kids, healthy schools and healthy communities. Visit their websites and get moving.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is the world's largest charitable organization devoted exclusively to nutrition and dietetics.

Allrecipes, the world's largest food site, is a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, and practical cooking tips.

Common Threads educates children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and fosters an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking.

Complete Class is a web-based platform that motivates school-aged children and their parents to engage with healthy and positive partner content.

DailyFeats is the online social platform where people share and earn rewards for their positive actions - their feats.

The Emergency Care Help Organization provides immediate relief to those who have experienced a recent hardship or emergency.  Assistance is provided in the forms of basic social services, educational
EPODE International Network (EIN), a not-for-profit organization, was created in 2011 to support Community Based Programs (CBPs) around the world in their fight against obesity and related diseases.
Every Inch Matters® identifies both the movement and the new waistline measure that's central to reining in bulging waistlines and preventing and stemming the Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disea
Fitbound is a fitness and health company for children.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

The Healthiest State Initiative is a privately led public initiative intended to inspire Iowans and their communities to improve wellbeing.
Healthy Home Court aims to promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging people in the Mid-South to make healthy food choices and exercise regularly.
Calling all educators! Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives provides FREE, easy-to-use activities that teach K-6 students about being healthy. Click here to learn more.
The Cooper Institute® (CI) has developed the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, which will use evidence-based knowledge and best practices to assist schools in creating a school environment that

Our mission is to effectively communicate science-based information about health, food safety and nutrition for the public good.

The JAM School Program is a free resource for schools that brings physical activity and health education to the classroom.

Muuvit is a successful elementary school programme with Finnish origins and it inspires children to adopt healthier lifestyles and to enjoy learning.

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is the leading worldwide expert for school health services and is the leader in advocacy for student health.

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.

The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization.

NewWayFitness, understanding the challenges many parents face to keep their family physically active in today’s world, gives them the tools they need to maintain healthy family physical activity level
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, programs, and partnerships. They infuse this learning into a complete family of brands.
The Police Athletic League serves more than 37,000 young people – helping them to stay safe, enjoy physical fitness and dream big!
PureCircle is the world's leading producer of high purity stevia ingredients for the global food and beverage industry.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s mission is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. 

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood.
Speak to Me, Inc. helps transform challenging situations into positive outcomes.
Speak to Me, Inc.

The ANNIKA Foundation teaches children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offers aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams.

The National Council of La Raza – America’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization - works to reduce poverty and improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. 

The OrganWise Guys Inc.

Uncle Wiley's Healthy Cooking Ingredients and Recipes, Salad Jazz Seasonings!

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth leads statewide efforts to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity through prevention programs and award-winning campaigns.

The Yellow Tractor Project is committed to improving health for individuals and families through the simple act of creating a garden. Our community-building projects ensure sustained success by providing ongoing education that bridges the point of learning and everyday practices.

Youth Movement is an initiative that was developed by the Health & Wellness Committee of the 100 Black Men, in 2002.

Events Calendar

Sep 23
Start a Campus Kitchen Infor Session »September 23rd 3PM (EST) - September 23rd 4PM (EST)

The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is a national leader in community service for students and is the future of hunger relief. CKP is empowering the next generation of leaders to implement innovative models for combating hunger, developing food systems and helping communities help themselves.

We partner with high schools, colleges and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias and engage students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community.

The "How to Start a Campus Kitchen" Info Session will consist of an informative video/webinar presentation about what a Campus Kitchen does and also how to bring this program to your school. The session will allow for ample time for Q&A and will highlight information about our new Campus Kitchen planner and how to qualify for funding through our grant competitions!

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Sep 25
Twitter Chat Moderated by Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE »September 25 7:00 PM EST - September 25 8:00 PM EST

We are also hosting a Twitter Chat, which will be moderated by Melissa Joy Dobbins (@MelissaJoyRD), a Registered Dietitian, mom, nutrition and food safety expert, and accompanied by the Partnership for Food Safety Education (@Fight_BAC). We encourage moms, health professionals, educators, food safety experts, and more to join us and discuss food safety tips for a busy lifestyle.

Sep 27
Trail Work at Doves Landing - National Public Lands Day »September 27th, 9am - September 27th, 1pm

Trail work at Doves Landing – National Public Lands Day

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come out on Saturday, September 27th from 9 – 1pm to help build great trails at one of Prince William County’s most beautiful public places. We will build new trail between the soon to be constructed parking lot and the existing trails, as well as doing maintenance on the existing trails. We are looking for volunteers with trail building experience as well as those with none, but a willingness to work! Wear long pants and sturdy shoes, bring gloves and…

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Sep 29
SPARK 25-Day Physical Activity Challenge »September 29th - Friday, October 31st

25-Day Physical Activity Challenge

The Challenge

Students pledge to achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, for 25 days

SPARK will provide pledge forms, tracking forms & certificates. Teachers will be responsible for collecting student forms (SPARK will not collect forms)

Minutes can be accumulated throughout the day (i.e. 10 minutes before school, 20 minutes during recess, 20 minutes during PE, 10 minutes after school)

The goal is 60 minutes a day, for at least 5 days per week. But, it’s ok if you miss a day here and there. Need 25 days total by the end of the month.

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The challenge runs Monday September 29th – Friday October 31st (25 week days)

Grand prize: $25,000 SPARK Program Package (training, equipment, curriculum)

2nd & 3rd place prizes: $2,500 SPARK gift certificate (to purchase equipment or curriculum)

Certificate of completion to all those who finish the Challenge

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Oct 02
Common Threads Cook-Off »Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30pm CT - Thursday, October 2nd, 9:30pm CT

Common Threads 4th Annual Cook-Off

Mark your calendars now!
Our Associate Board is gearing up for its 4th Annual Cook-Off presented by Meijer on Thursday, October 2nd from 6:30 - 9:30 pm! 

Revel Downtown
440 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL

Early Bird tickets are available for purchase for $75! Just click the image above and you'll be directed to our Events page. 

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