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Pop Chef Giveaway

Posted by scarlett1973 on September 7, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (23)


 


Pop Chef is the quick and easy way to make fun and healthy snacks. Just push, pop and create! 


Just place a comment below for your chance to win. Good Luck!!!

Veggiecation Goodie Bag Giveaway

Posted by scarlett1973 on August 3, 2013 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (7)



Veggiecation is an evidence-based culinary nutrition education program that introduces young children to the delicious and nutrition world of vegetables. It is our mission to promote and educate communities on the health benefits of vegetables and how to prepare them in simple, unique, affordable, and most importantly, delicious ways! Today, Veggiecation offers a variety of tools to incorporate vegetable education into your every day life. From healthy kids cooking classes and family workshops to educational posters and family recipe books.


Veggiecation is empowering people everywhere to cook fresh foods and eat a healthier diet!


Post a commnent below to win a Veggiecation Goodie Bag. This package includes:


- Tote Bag

- Games and Activity Book

- Family Recipe Book

- "I Tried It" Stickers


STACK & STICK BLOCKS GIVEAWAY

Posted by scarlett1973 on July 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (8)

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Children learn best through play and Stack & Stick blocks empower children to guide their own learning experience. Blocks of all sizes allow your child to use their imagination and see their projects come to life.


Stack & Stick toys help develop:

Manual Dexterity 

Creativity 

Self-confidence

Hand and eye coordination 

Problem solving skills

Concentration and much more!


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Would you like to win a Stack & Stick Cozy Cabin? If so, Just leave a comment below for your chance to win.


Share this giveway on Facebook & Twitter using @FunMeals4Kids to earn extra entries.


Good Luck!!! 

FREE Organic Groceries

Posted by scarlett1973 on June 15, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (24)

Spud is an online, local and organic grocery delivery service, delivering to homes and offices throughout Los Angeles & Orange County. SPUD was founded on the idea that there was a better, more sustainable way to buy groceries. SPUD works with local farmers and food producers to deliver fresh, sustainably produced, and certified organic produce and groceries right to your doorstep.


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Place a comment below including your city and state for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate from SPUD.


You MUST live in one of the delivery areas to be able to win.  


Locations:

• Seattle

• San Francisco

• Los Angeles

• Vancouver

• Victoria

• Calgary


Thanks for participating & GOOD LUCK to all!!!


RECIPE APP GIVEAWAY

Posted by scarlett1973 on May 7, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (18)

Just post a comment below for your chance to win a code for a FREE recipe App by Vegan Delish.

 

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Looking for EASY & HEALTHY plant-based recipes? Vegan Delish is the App you’ve been waiting for!

 

For new and veteran vegans and vegetarians, plus those wanting to explore the benefits of a plant-based diet, Vegan Delish is a recipe App available for iPhones and iPads featuring innovative tools such as a digital shopping list and searchable categories including quick & easy, kid-friendly, and slow-cooker. Listed as one of the top 15 Paid Food & Drink apps, Vegan Delish inspires users to make whole food, plant-based meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious.

 

Carrie Forrest is the creator of Vegan Delish and she writes a blog called Carrie on Vegan. She features recipes made with whole-food ingredients and no oil, salt or added sugars. Make sure to visit her blog and join her journey to optimal health!

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Go to the App Store for more information about this AMAZING App and visit Carrie on Vegan to learn more about its creator.

 

Good Luck to everyone!!!

10K FANS CELEBRATION

Posted by scarlett1973 on April 24, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (64)

WE ARE ABOUT TO REACH 10,000 FANS!!! We want thank all of you for clicking on that LIKE button and for following daily our posts. To show you our appreciation, we'll be giving away these AWESOME prizes. All you have to do is comment below.

 

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Prize: Today I Ate A Rainbow Kit

 Today I Ate A Rainbow is on a mission to get kids excited about eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies every day! By turning healthy eating into a game we have taken the stress out of setting the habit of healthy eating at a young age. No more forcing or fighting...with the Today I Ate A Rainbow kit kids are ASKING to eat their greens! The rainbow chart encourages kids to make healthy food choices for themselves and is a great visual tool to remind parents that kids thrive when they eat five colors! Visit www.todayiatearainbow.com for lots of free information and tools that will help you in your journey to raise healthy kids. - http://www.todayiatearainbow.com/  

 

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Prize: Copy-Kids DVD & a $25 Whole Foods Gift Card  

Copy-Kids makes video content encouraging positive habits in young children by encouraging them to copy other kids. Our debut release is a DVD entitled Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables. In it you find children joyfully eating fruits and vegetables. Kids watching it want to join in. It’s simple and effective. - http://copy-kids.com/ 

 

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Prize: Jolene - Adventures of a Junk Food Queen Book

Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen is a children's book that responds to the obesity and diabetes epidemic that is growing among young people in America by encouraging children to make healthy food choices. Via a plot line reminiscent of Alice’s journey through Wonderland, Jolene tells the story of a young girl who loves junk food. She loves it so much she wears red licorice in her hair and pink taffy underwear! Then, one night in her dreams, she meets a bunch of cool characters who take her on an incredible, edible journey into a world of juicy fruits, super salads, and yummy smoothies. - http://junkfoodjolene.weebly.com/   

 

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Prize: Phoebe the Foodie Book

Read "Phoebe the Foodie" and experience what parents and teachers are calling, “engaging,” “delightful,” and “inspiration for finicky kids.” Written in catchy rhyme and hand-illustrated in vibrant textures and colors, “Phoebe the Foodie” has an appeal that is clever enough to charm little ones and grown-ups alike. Parents looking for a way to encourage their own picky eaters will delight in the subtle message and kids will enjoy the eye-catching artwork and descriptive verse. - http://www.phoebethefoodie.com/

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Good Luck to all and  thank you for helping us reach 10,000 likes on Facebook!!!

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Health & Happiness,

 

Gaby Fischer - Founder of Fun Meals 4 Kids

 

Book Review & Giveaway

Posted by scarlett1973 on April 3, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (20)

To enter the contest...

 

1. Watch the video for an expert review of The Banana Police.

 

2. Leave a comment below

 

Good Luck!!!

 

 

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Fit Moms for Life Book Review & Giveaway!

Posted by scarlett1973 on March 16, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (19)

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Book Description

 

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Fit Moms For Life acknowledges the challenges and struggles moms face to make time for themselves while providing a road map to help them get in shape. Each chapter includes different success stories and advice from other moms who share their wisdom and tips to inspire others.

 

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About the Author

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Dustin Maher is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Kinesiology with a minor in business. Dustin has helped thousands of women get into shape and owns one of the largest boot camp programs in the country.

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What people have to say…

 

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“This book was inspiring--reading about real women with issues similar to my own was so motivating. Dustin's common sense approach comes through in his book--this has the potential to help so many people!” – Amazon Member (Amazon, 2011).

 

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My perspective…

 

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Like most moms, I rarely have time for myself. If I’m not working, I’m taking care of my son, preparing food, cleaning the house or running errands. Therefore, finding time to workout was practically impossible, or so I thought.

 

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On the Frequently Asked Questions section of the book, Dusting discusses the importance of making our health and fitness a priority. He also explains how we can make time to get it shape and I was VERY surprised by how simple it was to do so.

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As he recommended, I took on his challenge and I tracked my time for a week. Sure enough, I discovered that I spent more than 30 minutes each day on activities that are not very productive like watching TV and surfing the web.

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I cut down the time I spend on the computer and instead of laying down while I watch TV, I get my workouts done during that time. I didn’t have to disrupt my work schedule and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. In fact, the time went by so fast that I started to increase my workout time without even realizing it. Before I knew it, 15 minutes turned into 30, I went up to 45 minutes by the third week and I’m aiming for an hour of exercise by the end of this month.

 

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I follow Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian diet and I don’t have any issues with my eating habits or my weight. Therefore, I didn’t go into the eating plan Dustin talks about, but I really liked something I read on the Food as Fuel chapter. He recommends to eat foods that aren’t overly processed and to avoid ingredients you can’t pronounce. As he explains, “most of those ingredients are chemicals or preservatives put in the food to increase shelf life. They’re not food. You want to focus on whole foods and products that are made from whole foods” (Dustin Maher, 2012). I completely agree with this perspective and I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading this book as much as I did.

 

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Dustin’s recommendations and techniques are easy to follow and realistic. I definitely recommend his book and I can say from personal experience that Fit Moms For Life is different that all the books I’ve read on the subject.

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You can buy the book for $17.99 from www.fitmomsforlife.com

 

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To enter the contest...

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1. Like our page www.facebook.com/FunMeals4Kids  

2. Like the Fit Moms for Life page https://www.facebook.com/FitMomsForLife  

3. Like the I Love Being a Mom page https://www.facebook.com/ireallylovebeingamom

4. Post a comment below to enter - Get an extra entry every time you share this even via Facebook or Twitter.

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References

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Amazon (2011). Customer Reviews. Retrived From: Amazon

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Maher, D. (2012). Fit Moms for Life. New York, NY: Morgan James Publishing

App Review & Giveaway

Posted by scarlett1973 on February 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (13)

 

With over 2 million iPads in the classrooms, good quality apps are the need of the hour. StudyPad Apps are perfect for elementary school children as they get back to school. Here's why…

 

Splash Math apps have been the winner of the Best App Ever Award 2011 in Elementary Student App category; they have been regularly featured by Apple in their hand-picked lists on the iTunes App Store- New and Noteworthy, What's Hot and Staff Favorites. Kids, teachers and parents love their Apps. Read user reviews and Jonathan’s video review

 

• Aligned to Common Core State Standards

• Each app has enough content to last the entire school year

• Interactive problems and fun rewards keeps kid engaged

• Downloaded by over 3 Million users

• 20,000 teachers already use it in their classrooms

 

We have 12 promo codes for FREE StudyPad Apps!!! Here is how to enter…

 

1. Like our page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FunMeals4Kids

 

2. Like StudyPad on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StudyPad

 

3. Place a comment below including the age of your child and your e-mail address.

Get Your Kids to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

Posted by scarlett1973 on January 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Most parents know how frustrating it can be to get your kids to eat well. If your child is a picky eater, you need to be creative to avoid the drama. Forcing your kids to eat makes everyone upset and trying to sneak fruits and vegetables into their food is not the answer. If you want your kids to be more open to try new foods you need to make mealtime fun and turn it into a game to deviate the attention from the food itself.

 

If you look at all the products made for kids, they have bright colors and attractive images that call their attention. Many brands also use popular cartoon characters so when your child looks at the packaging they are drawn to it. Companies use these marketing practices to sell their products because they know it works. That is how I came up with the idea of decorating my son’s plates and I continue to do it every day because it does the trick. Here are some tips to help you get started.

 

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1. GET YOUR KIDS INVOLVED

 

If your children become involved in choosing and making their meals, they'll be more likely to eat what they've created. Let them pick their own fruits and vegetables and ask them to help you during preparation.

 

2. MAKE IT FUN

 

Decorate their plates and make their dishes look fun by combining bright colors. As you see here, you can use fruits or vegetables.

 

                  

 

Use themes you know your kids would like. For Example, if you have a girl decorate a dish with flowers and if you have a boy you can make a truck.

 

              

 

3. PLAN AHEAD & SAVE TIME

 

Many parents tell me that they don’t have the time to do this, but it doesn’t take as long as you may think.

 

Depending on which fruits and vegetables you are using, you can cut them the night before and have everything ready for the next day to save time.

 

Use cookie cutters to make different shapes, a straw to poke holes and a toothpick to carve images.

 

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You don’t have to be an artist and if you need some Fun Meal ideas you can visit my Facebook page to get inspired. It’s definitely worth the try because your efforts will payoff at the end. You just need to add a little patience and lots of love!!!


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