Monday, November 15, 2010

MyBlogSpark: Hershey's Moderation Nation Giveaway!

Who is ready for a giveaway?!?!?!

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 free easy-to-follow advice and resources right at your finger tips?  

I was approached by My Blog Spark & Hershey's to review the site , and was provided with a free prize pack including a Moderation Nation T-shirt, a Food Journal w/pen & a bag of Hershey Kisses. 

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! 

The Moderation Nation Web site ( provides a host of new tools for you and everyone you know, 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. Trouble making decisions anyone?? I know I have that problem!
  • 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.
Some of these recipes sound to DIE for! Such as Cheryl Forberg's Caponata (Roasted Eggplant Salad) and Keri Glassman's Banana Pops! Will definitely be trying a few of these recipes out!

My favorite thing on the website was definitely the Perfect Portion fact sheet, which give you portions, and a visual aid to help you maintain those, such as a deck of cards for 3 ounces of meat. Great tool to have around!

Would you like to win one of these prize packs?!
The lovely people at MyBlogSpark and Hershey's have offered an additional prize pack up for grabs to one of my readers! (Same prize pack I received!)

Here is how to enter:
(Mandatory - 1 Entry) - Become a follower of my blog (current followers count too! just leave me a comment saying you follow!)
(2 entries) - Go to The Moderation Nation website, look around, come back and tell me what your favorite feature is, or what you think you will benefit most from
(2 entries) - place my button on your blog, and come back and leave a link where I can find it!

Please leave separate comments for each thing completed. That gives everyone 5 chances to win!

* Disclaimer:  I was provided with a complimentary prize pack from Hershey/MyBlogSpark to use for my review, but my opinion is my own.  I received no monetary compensation for this review.  Hershey/MyBlogSpark is providing the  Prize Pack for the giveway *

Contest will end Sunday, November 21st at 8 PM CST, and is only open to US residents!

Good luck! <3


  1. Publicly following Mrs. Camera Happy with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  2. I would benefit most from Motivating Tips to Stay in Balance :) { 1 }

  3. I would benefit most from Motivating Tips to Stay in Balance :) { 2 }

  4. I have your button under my "Blogs that I love"

  5. I think I would benefit from the Meal Balancer