If you’re looking to incorporate grains into your diet, are interested in learning about the health benefits associated with grain-based foods, or just looking to have a fun time before the kids get home from school – join us for the RISE With Grains Twitter party this afternoon @ 2-3 PM EST / 1-2 PM CST. You won’t even have to leave your house.
About the Party:
With our hectic schedules, we find ourselves running from appointments to practices and everywhere else in-between. Despite the everyday madness, we still search for easy ways to keep our families energized and healthy. The Grain Foods Foundation has partnered with Mia Hamm, to remind consumers of the important role bread and grains play in a healthy diet.
Bread and other grain foods are among the best sources of complex carbohydrates that the body needs for energy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans continues to recommend eating six one-ounce servings of grain foods each day, with at least three servings coming from whole grain. Not only do bread and other grains provide energy and essential nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy, they help fight diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, birth defects and some cancers.
This party should be lots of fun. 2004′s Soccer Olympian Gold Medalist Mia Hamm will be present at this party, as well as @GoWithTheGrain, @GrainsRD, @StacyDeBroff, @DadCentral and @MomCentralChat. I hope you can make it too.
Things to know:
Party date – Thursday, May 17th, 2012 (today)
Time: 2-3 PM EST / 1-2 PM CST
Moderator at this event: @MomCentral
There will be prizes: 2 pre-party winners will score a $50 Walmart Gift Card for tweeting about the party before hand, 6 winners @ the party will win $50 Walmart Gift Cards and 8 new followers of @GoWithTheGrain will win a soccer ball signed by Mia Hamm.
Okay, I think I’ve covered all the information you need in order to attend today’s party, but just in case, please visit Mom Central’s Party detail page.
I do hope to see you there (I’ll be co-hosting! Yay!!!).
Disclosure: I was invited to be a co-host for this event – by Mom Central Consulting, on behalf of Grain Foods Foundation – and gladly accepted. I also recieved a gift for my participation, however. All thoughts shared and expressed in this post are all my own.