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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yoplait Product Review & Giveaway

The generous folks from Yoplait and My Blog Spark sent me a Get Strong & Healthy gift pack that included a coupon for free Yoplait yogurt, an autographed copy of Nancy O'Dell's new book Full of Life, and a yoga mat with a carry-bag.

We're big yogurt fans at this house! In fact, one of my favorite ways to snack in the evening is to place a cup of yogurt into the freezer around dinnertime. It's usually frozen yogurt by the time I'm ready to eat it later in the evening. I tried freezing the Yoplait Orange Cream flavor this week, and it tasted just like an orange creamsicle! Yum!

I learned a few things about Yoplait yogurt from this product review...
  • 76% of the population is falling short of getting enough vitamin D; and 72% of the population is not getting enough calcium in their diets.

  • Consuming calcium and vitamin D during childhood and adolescence can help reduce risk of fractures in adulthood.

  • Yoplait is the only leading brand of yogurt containing calcium and vitamin D in every serving (10-20 percent of your daily value of vitamin D and an excellent source of calcium).
Nancy O'Dell is partnering with Yoplait to help people understand the importance of incorporating vitamin D and calcium into their diet, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.




Are you interested in trying Yoplait yogurt, reading Nancy's book, and trying out a new yoga mat? My Blog Spark has provided two gift packs for my readers to win! There are five ways to enter (US & Canada only - Coupon not valid outside the US or within the states of ID, LA, ND, NJ, NV, or TN):

  • Leave a comment telling me your favorite way to include calcium and vitamin D in your family's diet (or let me know if you're not sure how to get enough vitamin D/calcium). Be sure to leave your email address or link to your Blogger profile (if it's public) so that I can contact you if you win.

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The two winners will be chosen randomly on Monday, October 19 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Good luck!

52 comments:

jjcjtm.mom said...

I am now a follower. I look forward to exploring your site further!

Christian Frugal Mama said...

I like doing homemade yogurt mainly for calcium. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christian Frugal Mama said...

I'm a follower! Thanks!

Jaime said...

I'm a follower and love your idea of freezing the yogurt!

kate said...

Yogurt ( and ice cream!) is our favorite wAy to get calcium!

Anonymous said...

We are already huge yoplait fans! That is where we get our vitamin D.

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I freeze Yoplait Go-gurts for my kids, throw them in their lunch and they are thawed by the time lunch comes and act as a cooling agent to keep cold things cold in the lunch bag!

Dina said...

Yougurt!

Dina said...

I am a subscriber!

The Stainbacks said...

i have gotten my son to like yogurt by offering him the "squeezy kind". he likes using his hands.

Kristi said...

We like cheese. Not very nutritious though. We go through ups and downs with yogurt. Sometimes we love it, other times my kids won't even look at it. I'll try freezing it, maybe that'll help.
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Kristi said...

I am a follower.
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K said...

We eat a lot of cheese at my house.

Tiny said...

I am a subscriber. I freeze the Yoplait Whips and my kids gobble them up as after school snacks. Can't keep enough around.

Midday Escapades said...

I get my calcium with non-fat milk in my coffee and with cereal. I use to eat yogurt, so thanks for the reminder and this giveaway!

Midday Escapades said...

I am a follower.

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edmontonjb said...

I ensure my family gets enough calcium by always having lots od milk, cheese and yogurt around. I'm not sure what foods are good sources of Vitamin D.
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kim226 said...

My family eats milk, yogurt, and cheese. My baby who is still breast feeding gets Poly-visol to get her Vit D.

JC said...

I like combine oats and yogurt into cooking, so to make sure we have balanced meals.

JC said...

I'm a follower.

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I'm a subscriber.

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Aymee said...

We love milk , yogurt, and cheese in our home ,so that's how we get vitamin D and calcium in our home.

Aymee said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Brooke Crook said...

We drink lots of milk in our house and eat yogurt to get our calcium.

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I am a follower of your blog...
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Darren, Desi, and Raileigh said...

I have a 13 month old, so getting her plenty of calcium is a big deal to me! She LOVES yogurt, so we usually eat it at breakfast and or snack and lunch. She also drinks 2 glasses of milk a day :)

Jennie said...

I include calcium and Vitamin D through vitamins and My daughter(2 years old)drinks milk through out the day(I only allow her to drink sugar free Juice once a day)and I always have plenty of yogurt in the fridge!

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Jennie said...

I am a subscriber

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Janet said...

We eat a lot of cheese usually, and go through phases with lots of yogurt then maybe not so much for a while.

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ronnieingrid said...

Definately a follower of your blog!

Julie said...

We eat cheese and milk. I take a calcium supplement.

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Steph said...

I just take a multi-vitamin so I don't even have to think about whether I'm getting enough vitamins or not.

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Anonymous said...

My family and I include soy milk, cottage cheese, tofu, and lot's of yogurt in our diet for a healthy lifestyle.

Kirsten

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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog..

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I subscribe via email..

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Melissa C said...

I subscribe to your blog.

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Melissa C said...

We do yogurt and granola as a nice dessert (and for calcium and vitamin D).

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one frugal lady said...

We eat yogurt and fruit every morning for breakfast at my house!
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Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if I'm getting enough, but I try to have at least two servings of calcium loaded products a day! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Stacey said...

I love making smoothies with yogurt and lots of fruit

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Young in TX said...

I take Walgreens Calcium Creamies daily and try to get out in the sun for Vitamin D. Living here in TX, that's a give-me. lol.

Laura in TX
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Anonymous said...

My favorite ay is to eat yogurt and drink milk.

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Darrell said...

We drink lots of milk for vitamin D

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Librarian Mommy said...

We get Vitamin D and Calcium from eating yogurt, milk, taking multivitamins and going outside!

julie said...

We drink lots of milk and the kids love the squeeze yogurts.
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Jen said...

Awesome site! I just became an email subscriber. Thanks!