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Friday, December 5, 2008

Love Your Veggies!!

Unlike a lot of mom's out there, I have 2 kids that absolutely LOVE their vegetables. They take after their mama I guess. I do have picky kids, but when it comes to veggies, they can eat them all day every day and not put up one single fight about them.

I do know though, that if they have the chance to dip their veggies into something as great as some Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, that make their vegetables even better than they already are. Hidden Valley knows of the struggles some parents go through to get their kids to eat their vegetables and now they want to help.

With a partnership with Chef, Art Smith, the makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings wants to identify, help and reward moms who are true vegetable advocates through their Love Your Veggies Search for Veggie Champions Contest. What is this? Well, 10 lucky moms, will have the pleasure of having a two-day retreat with Chef Smith aimed at learning and sharing tips and tools on planting, harvesting, cooking and eating vegetables with children. Not only will these mom's get a great two-day retreat but they'll also receive $5,000 to start or maintain a community vegetable garden in their hometown.

How GREAT of a contest is this!!!

How to Enter: Parents can enter the Love Your Veggies™ Search for Veggie Champions Contest by completing and submitting an official entry form at between October 30 and January 15.

Prize Details: Winners will get a respite from their busy schedules to enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to one of the country's premier cities -- Chicago.

The prize package includes:
Two days of fun and educational classes, field trips, cooking demonstrations and tastings with some of America's most notable food and nutrition experts. Workshops to include: vegetable gardening with children, grocery shopping for the healthy child and vegetable selection and meal preparation with little helpers.
- Personal instruction from Chef Smith, who brings a personal commitment to helping children find an appreciation of healthy foods through his work with Common Threads, a non-profit he established in 2003, as well as the release of his third cookbook, Back to the Family.
- Round trip airfare and hotel accommodations for three nights and two days in Chicago, Ill.
- Dinner at Chef Smith’s Chicago restaurant, Table Fifty-Two.
- A spa visit to experience another great way to enjoy organic plants.
- $5,000 prize money to be used by each winner to start or maintain a vegetable garden in her community. The winner must designate a non-profit organization to which the $5,000 prize money will be awarded and with whom the community garden will be planted or improved.

To learn more about the Love Your Veggies campaign, the Search for Veggie Champions Contest and to see the official rules, or to find tips and recipes from Chef Smith, just visit

Thanks to: Mom Central

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