Friday, January 13, 2012

Chick-fil-A Debuts New Kids Meal Options

Like most Americans these days, my family eats out a lot. Usually 3-4 nights a week. Between my son's sports practices and games, client events and my busy social life - who has time to cook?  And even if I do have the time, I'm too tired!  It's really hard to find nutritious food, especially foods your kids will eat when you dine out.

According to the Let’s Move initiative, one in three American children is considered overweight or obese. Children also consume 31 percent more calories and 56 percent more fat than their peers did 40 years ago.

Chick-fil-A® is taking another step in continuing to address the issue of childhood obesity by debuting one of the nation’s most nutritious kid’s meals by adding Grilled Chicken Nuggets as an alternative for children. The move marks the first time a national fast food chain has offered a grilled entrĂ©e as part of a children’s menu.

You can WIN all this!
The chain also is enhancing its side choices, adding Buddy Fruits® Pure Blended Fruit To Go applesauce as a complement to the Fruit Cup option Chick-fil-A added to its menu in 2004. And, the chain is changing its children’s beverage line to only feature one percent milk, 100 percent apple juice, its signature freshly squeezed lemonade, and water as drink choices.

Earlier this week, I was invited to a media lunch at Chick-fil-A to try out the new Kids Meal options. I left the event with a great swag bag, that I am going to pass along to one lucky reader!

The prize includes:
  • Insulated Chick-fil-A lunch bag with handles
  • 12 oz. plastic cup
  • 4" stuffed Chick-fil-A cow
  • Chick-fil-A T-shirt (size XL)
  • coupon for a FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and medium order of Waffle Potato Fries
  • 60" growth chart featuring the Chick-fil-A cows
  • Backyard Sports Baseball DVD game
So, how do you win? You have a couple of options:

1) Tweet this copy for one entry: "If you want to know what's happening in Dallas, follow @OhSoCynthia. This week, you can win a great prize from @ChickfilA_DFW!"

2) Post to your Facebook Profile, ""If you want to know what's happening in Dallas, follow @Oh So Cynthia. This week, you can win a great prize from Chick-fil-A-!"

By using the @symbol in front of my name, it will allow you to link your post to my Fan Page. If it doesn't link, it doesn't count. You have to be a Fan of the Page for this to work.

I will select a winner at random from all qualifying entries on Wednesday, January18th at noon/CST.  The winner will be notified by Twitter, Facebook, email - however I can track them down based on how they entered.  The winner has 24 hours to respond. If they do not respond, a new person will be chosen!

This contest - and the new Chick-fil-A Kids Meal options - have been kid tested and are Mom approved! Good luck!

UPDATE (Jan. 19, 2012) Congrats to Melissa James, who has been selected from all qualifying entries as the winner in this fabulous contest!