Saturday, December 6, 2008

How do you eat your veggies? (enter a contest)

It can be a huge challenge getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies. One way that helps in our home, is to serve some Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing with the veggies. My kids love the Ranch dip, and so I encourage them to dip their carrot/celery in it.
The makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings launched the Love Your Veggies campaign soon after a 2006 study by the University of California Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and the Butte County Cooperative Extension revealed that kids ate 23% more vegetables when they were served with ranch dressing. To help moms encourage their kids to eat more vegetables, the Love Your Veggies campaign teaches families how to eat healthfully, purchase and grow the best veggies, and find innovative ways to serve them with the following: a Web site full of information at, a school grant program to provide students with better access to fresh produce a mom retreat hosted by celebrity chef, Art Smith.
Right now you can sign up for the Search for the Veggie Champions contest. In partnership with Chef Art Smith, the makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings want to identify, help and reward moms who are true vegetable advocates through the Love Your Veggies"Search for Veggie Champions Contest." For 10 lucky moms, Chef Smith and other experts will lead a two-day retreat aimed at learning and sharing tips and tools on planting, harvesting, cooking and eating vegetables with children. These moms will also receive $5,000 to start or maintain a community vegetable garden in their hometown. Find out more about the prize package here. They are looking for community members who are committed to children's health and wellness to submit their brainstorms for a community garden. 10 winners will be chosen to have their gardens grown in their community.
Mom Central introduced this great promotion/contest, and I am happy to share this with you! What a great contest, and one we can be confident to help support! We all want our kids to eat and love their veggies!


Qtpies7 said...

That is a nice site to visit. I want to make the veggie bagel people for the kids to try. They won't dip their veggies at all, but they might eat veggie people.

Qtpies7 said...

Oh, I checked and I have a picture of you, and a picture of the back of Terry's head, and one with part of his face, hehe.
Not one of you two together, though. Jody might have one.