Monday, December 21, 2009

Yoplait Prize Pack Giveaway

Ever since she was a year old, my daughter has drank a smoothie every morning for breakfast. In our house a smoothie consists of 4 oz. of yogurt and 4 oz. of milk. I've tried adding fresh fruit and my daughter refuses to drink it. I have tried every fruit imaginable and tried blending the smoothie in a blender and even pureeing the fruit before I add it but she seems to know what I have done each and every time. I have settled for her version of a "smoothie". Since she loves fruit by itself, I can't complain.

I have eaten the Yoplait Original yogurt for years. Recently, I received a coupon (inside a Yoplait Less Sugar, More Fun prize pack) to try the Yoplait Kids yogurt . My daughter chose the Strawberry Vanilla and Strawberry six pack. She loved it. She has actually started asking for yogurt to eat by itself instead of eating it in a smoothie. Of course, she is a huge Dora fan so it helps that Dora (along with her friend Boots) is on the containers.

The Yoplait Kids yogurt has 25% less sugar than the leading kids yogurt. It has 13 grams rather than 18 grams of sugar per 4 oz. It also helps that it has a "spoon hugging texture". At first, I was confused by what that meant. Yoplait yogurt is firmer (you don't need to stir it) so when kids get a spoonful it doesn't run off the spoon like other yogurts that are more watery. It sticks to the spoon. Yoplait Kids also has no chunks of fruit which can be a choking hazard for little ones first being introduced to yogurt. There are no artificial sweeteners or flavors added which is a relief to me as a mom. I try to avoid artificial ingredients in my daughter's foods.

In recent years, studies have been conducted to study whether children and adults are getting enough vitamin D. One study found that many children lack vitamin D in their systems. Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium and strengthen our bones. It is supplied to our bodies through our diet in fish and eggs (there are very few foods where it is naturally occurring), fortified foods, and sun exposure. Low levels of vitamin D could cause increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, and even diabetes, according to recent studies. It is recommended that children consume 3 servings of milk, cheese, and/or yogurt daily.

Adding Yoplait Kids yogurt to their daily diet, is one way to help children attain the recommended allowance of calcium and Vitamin D that their bodies need, not to mention that it tastes "yummy" (at least according to my daughter). In my daughter's words, "yummy, yummy, in my tummy".

Yoplait Kids yogurt come in strawberry, strawberry vanilla, strawberry banana, and peach. Yoplait also has yogurt drinks for kids. They are not only for breakfast, but also make a perfect afternoon snack. Don't forget to clip the Box Top off the cardboard holder to send into your local school.

Yoplait Less Sugar, More Fun Prize Pack Giveaway

The prize pack contains: a free coupon for a six pack of Yoplait Kids yogurt, an insulated travel cooler to carry your favorite snack, a spoon that changes color in warm water, a fuzzy tangle puzzle, and a reusable placemat with fun activities to keep your kids entertained

To win your own Yoplait Less Sugar, More Fun Prize Pack,
all you have to do is one (or more) of the following and leave a comment for each:

*Leave a comment about your child's favorite afternoon snack
*Become a follower of The Practical Mom Guide (if you are already a follower just leave a comment stating that you already follow)
*Subscribe to The Practical Mom Guide
*Tweet (maximum of once daily) about this giveaway (don't forget to leave a link)
*Add The Practical Mom Guide to your blogroll
*Become a fan on Facebook

The contest ends January 1, 2010 at midnight. I will announce the winner on January 2nd here at The Practical Mom Guide. Please make sure that you leave an email address or some way of contacting you (if your email or blog is not on your blogger profile) in the instance that you are the winner. If I am unable to contact the winner within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck and thanks for participating!

Yoplait sent me the free coupon and prize pack through the MyBlogSpark program hoping that I might write about it. This is my first spark!


Michelle said...

My baby girl's fav snack is DEFINITELY Yoplait yogurt! She would eat them for each meal if I would allow!

I already follow and you're on my blog roll!

cpullum said...

My daughter loves to eat grilled cheese right when she comes homw from school. Thats her afternoon snack!

J. L. W. said...

Mmmm..grilled cheese is one of my favorite foods.

Angela said...

My son loves yogurt covered raisins

hotmama0609 said...

My son loves yogurt! I like freezing the yoplait whips, that way he thinks he's getting icecream but its healthy! cottncndydreamsATaolDOTcom

hotmama0609 said...

i follow your blog

hotmama0609 said...

im a rss subscriber

J. L. W. said...

What a great idea hotmama! I have to try that with my daughter.

Buki Family said...

my son loves two things 1. fruit and 2. yougrt... he goes crazy when we walk past all the yogurt in the store!

Anonymous said...

MY kids love string cheese.

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Kim said...

My kids' favorite afternoon snack is fruit and a mozzarella cheese stick. We actually eat yogurt as our morning snack. :-)

Kim said...

I'm a follower.

Kim said...

I am a Facebook Fan.
Kim Weaver Young

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