Sunday, October 24, 2010

*My First Giveaway* Hershey's Moderation Nation Prize Pack

Between your busy schedule and responsibilities with work, friends and family – it may be challenging to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, especially while on the go. However, what if you had easy-to-follow advice and resources right at your finger tips?

With Moderation Nation, a new national program created by the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition, (HCHN) in collaboration with the American Dietetic Association, you can now have access to a variety of tools that will help you achieve moderation – and you don’t even need to give up your favorite foods!

For on-the-go needs, the new Moderation Nation iPhone app, free and available on iTunes or via, will reward you for the activity you’re already doing, while encouraging you to do even more in a way that suits your busy lifestyle. With an easy-to-read tracker and a comprehensive list of activities to choose from, you can earn badges for your progress and go from a Starting Gun to a Healthy Hero!

The Moderation Nation Web site ( provides a host of new tools for you and your readers, including:
  • Recipes and Expert Tips. Here you’ll find advice from Cheryl Forberg, registered dietitian (RD) for NBC's The Biggest Loser, award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling cookbook author
    • Additional recipes and tips from Regina Ragone, Food Director at Family Circle magazine; Keri Glassman, author of the O2 diet; and Liz Ward, author of Expect the Best Pregnancy.
  • Moderation Menus. Seven-day meal plans – with snack ideas – that will help you plan out your week. Each menu is based on an individual lifestyle, such as Single, Adults with Kids and Adults with No Kids.
  • Balance the Meal. This cool balancer tool allows you to input your main dish and its preparation method; in return, you’ll receive ideas for complementary side dishes that round out the meal smartly
  • Useful Facts. Here you’ll find everything from a “portion distortion” guide - providing cues on what actual portion sizes should look like – to a grocery shopping fact sheet – to a guide on how to start and maintain a food journal.

One winner will receive a Hershey Moderation Nation prize pack that includes a Moderation Nation t-shirt, a nutrition journal and some Hershey's chocolate.

Mandatory entry:
You must follow me through Google Friend Connect and visit Moderation Nation then come back and comment on what you saw.

Extra entries:
"like" Finding Blessings in Everyday Life on Facebook
come back and leave a comment letting me know that you did

follow Finding Blessings in Everyday Life on Twitter
come back and leave a comment letting me know that you did

This giveaway will end on November 6, 2010 at 11:59pm CST. I will chose a winner using The winner will be contacted via email so make sure that you leave  a valid email address. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Disclosure: I was provided with a Hershey Moderation Nation prize pack and information about the Moderation Nation program in exchange for this post.  All opinions are mine.  No other compensation was received.


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    When I went to moderation nation, I saw a Banana Pops Recipe!

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  10. Publicly following Finding Blessings in Everyday Life with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I would benefit most from Motivating Tips to Stay in Balance :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  11. The menu plans are great and hey, they end with chocolate, so how great is that.