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As 2010 comes to a close, I feel a great deal of gratitude towards my readers.
Thank you so much for reading, commenting and telling your friends about Raise Healthy Eaters. Readership is up, and I know a big part of that is due to word of mouth.
I constantly seek to write about topics that are relevant to your lives. That’s why I like to ask for some feedback at least once a year. Last year I asked readers to fill out a survey but this year I want to try something different.
I feel like parents get pressure from all sides and the advice – and sometimes judgment – comes at lightning speed. But no one takes the time to ask parents what it is they need to do a better job of feeding.
So I thought it would be fun to hold a BIG end-of-the-year giveaway where you get your chance to speak up, and win something of course. And to increase your chances, I have 5 awesome items to give away.
No Whine with Dinner: The Meal Makeover Moms, Liz Weiss MS, RD and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD, second cookbook is finally here. If you haven’t heard of them, The Meal Makeover Moms are experts at taking regular meals and pumping up the nutrition in kid-pleasing ways. This book is filled with 150 mom-tested and kid-approved recipes including Stuffed Spinach and Cheese Pizza, Piping Hot Peanut Butter Soup and Buttery Brown Sugar Carrots. Bonus sections include 50 tips from real parents about getting kids to eat healthy. There are also blogger tips and recipes including one from yours truly (I’m in a book! I’m in a book!).
California Mandarins (Cuties): The people from Cuties got in touch with me after my post about why I love the sweet fruit so much. They are offering 5 free vouchers for a 3 pound bag of Cuties. That’s a lot of vitamin C that I’m sure any family could use at this time of year. Not to mention kids love them.
The Why Weight? Family Pocket Guide: Jill Castle, MS, RD is a pediatric dietitian with over 20 years’ experience. This handy book is filled with tips and insights on feeding kids with an emphasis on obesity prevention. Jill’s writing style is easily relatable, simple and straightforward. She has a way of boiling down complicated nutrition topics into easy-to-follow steps. It probably helps that she lives the part as a mom of four children.
Acacia DVD Tapes: Busy parents don’t have much time to exercise – I know that! And nothing is easier and more efficient than exercising at home (try naptime/bedtime – perfect). Acacia is offering 6 of their latest DVD workouts: Shiva Rea: Power Flow Yoga, Exhale: Core Fusion Boot Camp, Joy Bauer’s Slimdown Workout, Hemalayaa: Bollywood Party Workout, Strong Body Fit Body with Erin O’Brien, and Body by Bethenny with Bethenny Getting Married? star Bethenny Frankel. There will be two winners for this one (3 DVDs each). Visit Acacia Lifestyle for more on how to stay fit.
Here’s how you can enter:
1) Mandatory entry: Leave a comment describing one of your major feeding/health challenges and what you think would help you overcome it. It might be related to meal preparation, picky eating or your own self-care. If you can’t think of a challenge, let me know what worries you about raising healthy eaters. If you’d rather keep your message private, send me a note and leave a comment saying that.
2) I want to hear from as many parents as possible so for another entry, tweet this post or share this post on Facebook. Leave another comment.
3) For a third entry, sign up for Raise Healthy Eaters’ email updates or RSS Feed. If you already subscribe, tell at least one friend about Raise Healthy Eaters. Leave another comment saying what you did.
4) To increase your chances further, become a Facebook fan of Raise Healthy Eaters. If you are already a fan (now called like), suggest some of your friends become fans. Leave another comment saying what you did.
Five winners will be chosen using random.org. The winners will be announced on Raise Healthy Eaters’ Facebook page. The giveaway will end Friday, January 5th at midnight.
Good luck and Happy New Year!