Free Sneakers During March for LIKING Del Monte Fresh

In an effort to motivate people to get healthy by exercising and eating more fruits and vegetables, Del Monte Fresh Produce will give away 500 pairs of sneakers and 10 Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Pack game consoles and Wii Zumba Fitness during March to Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook fans.
The “500 Sneaker March Giveaway,” hosted on the Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook page, will randomly award 500 sneakers to Del Monte Facebook fans who enter the contest and ten (10) Wii packages to people who get two (2) of their friends to sign up.
To Win Sneakers:
Step 1: “Like” Del Monte Fresh Produce by visiting www.facebook/delmontefreshproduce
Step 2:  Enter sweepstakes and sign the pledge to make at least half your plate fruits and vegetables and exercise more frequently.  You will automatically be entered to win one of 500 pairs of sneakers.
To Win the Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Pack Game Console and Wii Zumba Fitness:
Step 3: Click on the “Sneaker Giveaway” tab then the “Invite Friends” to share news about the giveaway with your friends.
Step 4:  Get just two (2) friends to enter the sweepstakes and you will be automatically entered to win the Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Pack game console and Wii Zumba Fitness
All entrants will be encouraged to sign a pledge to exercise at least three times a week for thirty minutes and, as the USDA recommends, make half their plate fruits and vegetables.
Del Monte Fresh Produce is committed to providing consumers with quality fresh fruits and vegetables, which are key components in leading a healthy lifestyle. The “500 Sneaker March Giveaway” was created as a way to encourage Del Monte Fresh Produce fans to exercise as well.
For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/delmontefreshproduce
Good Luck!

Eating Healthy With #BensBeginners!

As a busy work at home mom, I know the struggles about finding quality time together. Even harder is feeding our children a healthy meal that they will actually eat.

Did you know that studies show that when you begin preparing your meal with rice, you end up with a meal that’s better for you? I personally love Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain rice, because it tastes awesome. My kids don’t know the difference between the whole grain and the white rice, and they are eating better and not even knowing it. That is why I wanted to tell you about Uncle Ben’s newest contest.

Uncle Ben’s has launched an exciting national contest called Ben’s Beginners! By entering the contest, you could win $20,000, along with a $50,000 grant towards a cafeteria makeover for your child’s school. In addition, you will have a chance to appear on The Rachael Ray show! Uncle Ben’s is calling for parents with children ages 5-12 to submit a 2-3 minute video of you cooking a rice-based dish with your children. For more info on the contest, please check out Ben’s Beginners on Facebook!

Here are a few of my tips for getting your kids to eat healthier:

1. Give you kids choices. My kids are way more inclined to eat something when they get to choose it. However, I make sure that their two choices are both healthy things! 🙂

2. Have your kids help cook dinner. I also have found that if my daughter gets to help cook dinner, she also will eat it.

3. Find out what your children’s school is teaching about nutrition. For Will, my 4 year old, they learned about healthy eating. For us, it made a natural segway into eating healthier at home. He is all about eating healthy and good things and even exercising now. As much as I drill that into his head, it always sounds better if they hear it from someone else like their teachers and friends!

4. Have your kids come grocery shopping with you. My 4 year old loves to pick out fruits for us to buy. The deal always is that if I buy it, you have to eat it. This seems to work well with my little one.

5. Make sure healthy snack are within reach. I always have a fruit bowl it. I make it super easy for the kids to grab a snack

There are so many ways to eat healthier in your home. How are you having your kids eat healthier?

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Uncle Ben’s blogging program, for 6,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Ben’s Beginners ContestLet’s get kids cooking!

Freschetta Giveaway!

Photo Credit to @TemporaryWaffle

As a member of the Freschetta Fresh Connection community, I am always loving to try their products and pass along information.  With October being National Breast Cancer month, Freschetta has started a new program:  Freschetta Proud To Support Pink.    From September 25 – October 31, when you purchase specially marked  packages of Freschetta pizzas and enter the code online, Freschetta will doante $1 to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.    They are also giving away 50 pink iPod shuffles in October.  In addition, 50 pink iPod shuffle players will be donated each week to four cancer centers around America to be enjoyed by breast cancer patients during treatment.  You can learn more about this program at www.proudtosupportpink.com and on Facebook.

Since we are such fans of Freschetta here, I have arranged for one of my lucky readers to get a Freschetta prize pack.  In it there will a coupon to try a Freschetta pizza and 2 pairs of Freschetta Proud To Support Pink earphones!  Here’s that you need to do:

…continue reading