Produce for Kids Partners with Meijer for Jump with Jill Photo Contest
SAN DIEGO, CA – In a concentrated effort to highlight families cooking nutritious and delicious meals together, Produce for Kids has partnered with Meijer to present a national photo contest through the rock and roll-based nutrition show, Jump with Jill.
“Our goal is to provide simple solutions to help families enjoy home meals more frequently,” said Shari Steinbach, Lead Dietitian and Nutrition Manager for Meijer. “Research has shown that family meals have both health and money-saving benefits.”
The campaign is an extension of Jump with Jill’s live national tour, presented by Meijer, and will recognize family-style cooking with the #FamilyFoodRockstar photo contest. According to a press release, by sharing pictures of themselves shopping, cooking, or preparing meals together, families will have the chance to win a $100 Meijer gift card.
“When families cook at home, the meals tend to be lower in fat and salt, have more fruits and vegetables, and are better portioned,” said Jump with Jill Creator, Jill Jayne. “But the benefits of family meals are beyond just nutritional. The social and emotional connections kids strengthen with their families when they eat together help kids perform better academically, engage less in high risk behaviors, and reduce their risk for obesity and disordered eating. How could we not get behind encouraging families to make time to eat together?”
The contest will run from September 1 – October 4 for residents of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. To enter the contest, consumers need only to follow the below steps:
- Get cooking: Decide on a healthy and delicious dinner using the Produce for Kids and Meijer recipes, available here
- Share a photo: Capture themselves at any stage of meal creation and post to social media with the hashtag #FamilyFoodRockstar
- Stay tuned: Like or follow Jump with Jill on social media to find out if they’ve won a $100 Meijer gift card
This Family Food Rockstar campaign and partnership with Jump with Jill and Meijer, will follow the recent string of Produce for Kids partnerships to educate consumers about healthy eating, while raising funds for kid-centered nonprofits.
Jump with Jill was created by a Registered Dietitian and musician, to give nutritional education through catchy songs and upbeat dance moves to keep kids engaged on the subject of health. Meijer and its 223 supercenters and grocery stores offers consumers a quality and affordable selection of fruits and vegetables to use as a foundation for healthy eating.
For further instructions and requirements, visit the Jump With Jill website here.