If you are a long time reader of my blog, I am sure you know by now that my children's health and nutrition is of the utmost importance to me. I do my best to make sure that are eating healthy, balanced meals. If there is something I feel they might be lacking in, I will give them a supplement. For example one of the twins does not drink milk so I do have a calcium + vitamin D supplement that he takes.
Sadly, there are millions of children in the world that aren't getting proper nutrition and suffer from various vitamin deficiencies. In fact, one in three children worldwide is undernourished. And one third of all childhood deaths are caused by under nutrition. There are 190 million children that suffer from vitamin A deficiency across the world and Vitamin Angels is trying to help them.
The Vitamin Angels organization was founded in 1994 by Howard Schiffer, a natural products industry veteran. Schiffer wanted to use his knowledge and industry connections to help children throughout the world. Today, Vitamin Angels reaches more than 20 million children in over 40 countries. By connecting children under five with vital nutrients like vitamin A, they are very literally improving the lives of children every day. One vitamin A capsule taken every six months can prevent blindness and reduce the mortality rate of children under five by 23 percent.
Whole Foods Market’s current podcast, Viva Vitamin Angels, shares the story of Vitamin Angels. To help raise awareness, Whole Foods Market will donate $1 for each comment in response to the Viva Vitamin Angels podcast in September. Just by listening to a brief podcast and leaving a comment, you will be helping improve the life of an undernourished child. So what are you waiting for? Please head on over.
Connect with Vitamin Angels
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To help raise awareness of Vitamin Angels, Whole Foods Market is giving away one (1) $20 gift card to their stores.
Listen to the Viva Vitamin Angels Podcast at http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2011/08/viva-vitamin-angels-2/ and then leave a comment there. That comment not only gets you an entry here, but it also gives $1 to Vitamin Angels. Please leave me a comment here with the permalink of your podcast comment (get this by clicking on the time stamp of your comment).
- "Like" Vitamin Angels on Facebook and tell them I sent you. Please leave me your first name and last name initial to validate.
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- Follow Green Mama's Pad publicly on Google Friend Connect.
- Subscribe to my RSS feed in a reader or subscribe via e-mail. Your email must validate or it will not count.
- Follow @GreenMamasPad and @VitaminAngels on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. You can tweet once daily. Leave link to tweet in comment. You must have at least 50 followers. Please use the following when tweeting:
Help support @VitaminAngels and #Win a $20 @WholeFoods Gift Card via @GreenMamasPad. #Giveaway ends 9/30 http://bit.ly/o9kany
This giveaway is open to legal US Residents 18+ only and will end on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and will be posted on the Winner's Announcement Page. Winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize otherwise a new winner will be picked. Please leave your e-mail address in all of your comment(s) so I can contact you. I will not share your e-mail address with anyone, it will strictly be used to notify you if you win. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsoring company. This blog and its author are not responsible for giveaway prizes that are lost in transit or damaged. This blog is also not responsible if a sponsor/company does not send prize(s). Naturally, I will communicate with said company(s) several times, and make every effort to resolve the issue.
I received a Whole Foods Market gift card for hosting this giveaway.