Fuel Up to Play 60 with Quaker Oats Giveaway!!

Quaker® Oats teams Up with Andrew Luck and Fuel Up to Play 60 to launch a nationwide search for Schools that are fueling healthy habits. Parents and teachers at Fuel Up to Play 60 schools across the country can enter the Make Your Move Video Contest by submitting a video of their students that showcases how they get active.

Teachers or parents are asked to record 30 to 60 second videos of students (grades kindergarten through high school) moving during their 60 minutes of physical activity. Winning schools will be awarded one of five $15,000 school grants or one of 10 $2,500 school grants!

Want to enter on the behalf of your child’s school? Check our their site! The deadline is days away November 27th 2013.

Just to thank you for reading up on getting your child active this winter Quaker Oats gave me a prize pack to giveaway. Here are some of the items in the prize pack!

To be entered in this giveaway comment below with a tip for those who are tying to become more healthy. Dereon will pick a name and the winner will ne announced Wednesday night. The giveaway is over Wed. November 27th at noon!

Heat Holders review and GIVEAWAY!!

Here in Chicago it gets COLD! I mean so cold that the hawk will knock your coat off. Well maybe I am exaggerating, but it feels like that. LOL. I was given the opportunity to try out these cool thermal socks called Heat Holders. When the socks arrived it wasn’t quite cold enough. But within the last few weeks our weather has turned to the traditional 20 degrees. I couldn’t wait to put my Heat Holders to use.

As a person that naturally has cold feet, I love to wear fuzzy and comfy socks once I’m in my PJs. These socks are similar to the cute fuzzy socks, not only because they are available in fun and functionally colors, but also because they are so soft and they are much more warmer and made for the brutal cold. Here are some facts on these bad boys:

Advanced insulating yarn– Yes, these socks help against cold with superior moisture killing abilities.

Long looped thermal pile– This is to hold in more warm air.

Soft brushed inner– These feel so comfy and its perfect for all day wear.

To learn more about Heat Holders and to also see where you can grab a pair check them out on their site, also on social media Facebook and Twitter.

I love these socks. and I want to give 5 of my readers a chance to win a pair of Heat Holders!!!

To enter this giveaway and win a pair of Heat Holders you have to follow:

3 simple rules

1. You must be a fan of A Real Urban Mom on Facebook
2. You must share this giveaway via social media (Twitter, Facebook, or Twitter)
3. Comment below on your favorite winter memory.

This giveaway ends Black Friday at 7PM. Contestants that complete all three rules will be entered to win a pair of Heat Holders and will be picked randomly. Good luck and bundle up!!

What to do when visiting the Taste of Chicago 2013 ? Check out Humana Healthier Choices *GIVEAWAY*

Visiting the Taste of Chicago this year? Check out Humana Healthier Choices!

I am a true Chicagoan. I was born and raised in Chicago and one of my favorite Chicago perks is attending the Taste! That has been a family tradition that I carry out to this day. I am a true foodie and there is always so much good food to chose from. Now that I have become a little more aware of what I eat and the portions size, I cringed a little when I heard that the Taste was in full effect. I knew I had to attend (I couldn’t break my tradition), but I didn’t want to be tempted with all the rich, fried, but tasty foods. Since I am a week away from a beach vacation every pound I lose or gain counts I had to be wise about my visit to The Taste. The heavens heard me and I did the happy dance. I found out that Humana had a Healthier choice option program this year at the 2013 Taste of Chicago. So not only could I go and enjoy all the action that The Taste offer I could also enjoy some tasty treats and eats, but know they are healthier choices and will keep me on the road of healthy eating.

Not only are they offering Healthier Choices, but also giving away awesome prizes just for sampling the Healthier choices items or completing an activity at the Humana Well Being Experience located on Congress Parkway. All you have to do is get your Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide stamped, once you have all six stamps you turn in your passport at the Humana Booth to be entered in the giveaway. The prize drawing will be live Sunday July 14th at 3:30 PM at the The Biondi Boomer Bash with WLS-FM Host Dick Biondi. You will need your Humana Healthier Choices Passport (which can be downloaded online or picked p at your locale Dominick’s grocery store or at the Humana Booth) to help you locate all the fun activities, as well as show you all the tasty, but healthy food options you have to chose from and locations of the 20 restaurants booths that will be serving up healthier choices this year!

Talking about tasty healthier choices let me give you an example of some of the great options you will be able to try:

All of the snack/appetizers are under 320 calories

Sweet potato chips -BJ’s Market and Bakery

Celtic Corn on the Cob – O’Brien’s Restaurant

Watermelon Lemonade – Wishbone

All Main Course/Entrees are under 500 Calories

Grilled Steak Taco – Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

Taste Portion Ham and Cheese Crepe – Flip Crepes

Pulled Chicken Sandwich – Robinson No 1 Ribs

All Desserts are 320 or less calories

Fruitti Di Bosco (mix berry sorbet) – Caffe Gelato

Taste Portion Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry – Kilwins Chocolates

Italian Ice: Cherry, Lemon or Orange – Tutto Italiano

This is just a small sample of the many poption you can chose. There are 20 Chicagoland restaurants that are participating with the Humana Healthier Choices program and 35 dishes you can try out. Just look for the green apple!

Humana isn’t playing about being healthy and active this year with the Well-Being Tour. The Humana Well-Being Tour is traveling across the country to provide people with a fresh perspective on healthy living and making its stop at Taste of Chicago from 11am to 7pm on July 10th-13th on Congress Parkway at the Humana Experience. Stop by for free Biometric Screenings, fuel up at the Hydration station, join the Walkit program for a free pedometer, take pictures at the Fit for fun photo booth, and visit their healthy food kiosk. Plus much more!

I love the new and improved healthier options available at the Taste and me and the kiddo will be there tomorrow to enjoy the festivities.

Want to try some of those healthier options too? Well one of my lucky readers will be able to win 24 tickets to be used at the 2013 Taste of Chicago. The giveaway ends 7pm (Central time) Wednesday July 10th! The winner must be able to pick up tickets in person Thursday July 11th 11am to 3pm at the Humana Experience booth! Want to win? Comment on this post with one reason why you enjoy going to the Taste and if you have never been tell me why not!

This post was a compensated post, but all the thoughts and views were mine.  Humana Healthier Choices information and the Taste tickets have been provided by Humana