Fall Family Activities and Foods with Together Counts

Fall family activities are one of the goals of Together Counts. This program focuses on families and schools becoming healthy through “energy balance”. The calories you eat can be lessened by the activity you take part in. Focus on a healthy active lifestyle and reap the benefits.

Together CountsIn Florida we don’t have a real fall season, but in the area where I live the temperature does drop a bit. The mornings and evenings especially become cooler. More families get out of their air conditioned homes and get active. We find pumpkins, acorn squash, apple cider, parsnips, gourds, and pears in the produce section of grocery stores. Some leaves do fall from trees but they aren’t colorful. Farmers markets open. Football season begins. Halloween preparation begins.

Some of my family’s favorite fall activities:

  • Walks in the evenings when the sun is going down. We see our neighbors and talk with them. It’s as if people are coming out of hibernation.
  • Setting up our bird feeders and keeping them filled with food is something we do during the fall as birds begin to arrive in Florida after migrating from the south.
  • Bike riding – my husband and daughter do this together
  • Decorating for Halloween – We like to decorate so children come to trick-or-treat at our house.
  • Gathering Pine Cones – We use these for holiday crafts.

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Some of my family’s favorite fall foods:

  • Chili – Either made from ground turkey or beef with kidney beans and eaten with shredded cheese
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – We save them after the pumpkin is carved. I wash them off, salt them and place them in the oven to roast.
  • Candy Apples – I used to make these but we buy them ready made now.
  • Apples and Pears – We dip them in melted chocolate
  • Zucchini Pie – I need to make this more often
  • Apple Pie – Who doesn’t like apple pie? We like to eat it a la mode with vanilla ice cream

My family likes to spend time together. We play together and eat together. I learned from Together Counts that “Children that share family meals together are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.” And it’s more important to focus on moderation instead “good food vs. bad food”. They also provide tips and tools for families for energy balance, eating together and being active together.

Together Counts is a unique program that “brings together more than 200 retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, trade associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and professional sports organizations.”

To learn more about Together Counts, join a Twitter Party on October 17th from 8-9 pm ET using the hashtag #TogetherCounts. RSVP here: http://resourcefulmommy.com/10604/together-counts-fall-twitter-party/

You can also follow their Twitter account and Facebook page.

Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of Together Counts and the Global Influence. All opinions are my own as always.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. 1

    What a great post of yours about fall family activities and foods with together counts ! I like your article very much because your informative thinking. Also I think your post is very important to me. Thanks a lot for your nice sharing.
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  2. 2

    I LOVE these tips for the Fall!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!
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  3. 3

    Oh those fall foods sure do sound yummy! Zucchini pie? That sounds good…I need the recipe now :)

  4. 4

    This is such a cool program! I think strong family relationships are important.
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  5. 5

    This is the first I am hearing about this program with Together Counts, it sounds great! thanks for sharing!
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  6. 6

    We love to fill our bird feeders too and bike riding as a family is always so fun. I just made chili for dinner tonight!
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  7. 7

    First off I have to say I <3 FALL and couldn't bear to live where I cannot see the leaves changing etc–
    but I have to say your post list MANY MANY of the fun fall activies I enjoy with my family too–SO GOOD HAD TO PIN IT!!! =)
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  8. 8

    We love this time of year, too! We love taking walks because it’s finally not too hot and not too cold!

  9. 9

    This sounds like a great program and we definitely love all of those fun fall activities!
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  10. 10

    You should post your pinecone craft ideas, I would love to see some!
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  11. 11

    Apple pie is also one of my fall favorites – so yum! Having meals together as a family is so important to me too!
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  12. 12

    great bunch of family fun