We were invited last week to participate in an exciting event sponsored by Yoplait Original Yogurt. Nancy O’Dell, of “Entertainment Tonight” and “Your OWN Show, Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star”, has partnered with Yoplait to commit to raising the awareness of the important of calcium in maintaining strong, healthy bones. We asked you to share with us any questions you would like us to ask both Nancy and Yoplait and we look forward to sharing with you some of those answers here.
First we wanted to share how excited we were to even participate in such an event. We wanted to thank you (our awesome readers) for if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t have had this opportunity. We wanted a short clip of a video we took to share with you what we heard at the event. What you hear is Nancy’s commitment to spreading the news about bone health and how the newly reformulated Yoplait Original provides not only 50% of the Daily Value (DV) of calcium that women need but also provides 50% of the DV of Vitamin D which is necessary for your bones to absorb that calcium and build your strong, healthy bones.
We were especially excited because we were able to spend a few minutes with Nancy after she shared those facts with us. And we were able to ask her those questions that many of you gave to us:
You are a busy, active woman and mother of three children. How do you find the time to stay fit, eat healthy, and exercise? Nancy shared with us that one of the secrets to finding this time is through a combination of planning ahead (see next question) and choosing active activities when she spends that quality time with her children so that she is able to “stay fit” while enjoying that down time with her kids.
When you are so active, how do you keep the Yoplait yogurt cold? We truly loved Nancy’s idea here as she mentioned that her mother taught her a trick when she was little about she would freeze her juice boxes for her lunches – Nancy adopted that idea and freezes her yogurts (which involves the planning ahead) so she can take them with her anywhere she goes. Just two weeks ago at the Golden Globes she had her small bag of sliced apples and her frozen yogurt to enjoy as a snack – how real is that? Cassie and her seemed to connect at the joy of the frozen yogurt tasting just like an ice cream treat. We loved this tip for freezing the yogurt as its been a favorite of ours for many years!
Some of our readers saw you on The Talk last week and wanted to know – is Yoplait yogurt really your favorite snack? Nancy told us that sure, there might be some junk food snacks out there that she enjoys, but when it comes to a snack that she can love and love not feeling guilty after eating it – that yes, it definitely is. She shared with us (as she has in other places) that she loves the Key Lime Pie flavor – its her favorite! But she also shared with us another variation of eating it:
Nancy’s Key Lime Pie Yogurt “Pie”
- Yoplait Original Key Lime Pie yogurt
- 1 graham cracker
- A dab of whipped topping
Spread your Yoplait Original Key Lime Pie yogurt on to the graham cracker (which is low in calories) and add just a dab of whipped topping. Not only do you enjoy the bursting flavor from the yogurt but you get the consistency and sense of eating a real key lime pie!
Sorry for the focus issues – we’re not exactly sure what happened. 😉
We love it – Nancy took the time to talk to us, share with us about things she learned from her childhood, gave us real examples in which she lives what she talks (she really loves and believes in this yogurt) and we swapped stories about our children. We were so impressed with how genuine and real Nancy was – and we heard many of her close coworkers affirm that as well.
But remember, you had some other questions for us as well that was more suited for Yoplait. We loved the fact that we met and were able to spend some time with a General Mills spokesman. We asked about their usage of artificial dyes and ingredients. What she shared with us is that the newly reformulated Yoplait Original does contain natural ingredients yet doesn’t contain any of those artificial dyes or high-fructose corn syrup – which makes the choice of Yoplait Original even that more appealing for yourself or for your kids. She also stated that Yoplait is committed to continue to offer more natural options and maintain their commitment to health. It sounds like Yoplait wants to continue to lead the pack in providing more natural, healthier options in the years to come – she also shared with us some great new products coming out soon like a newly updated formula for their Greek Yogurt (yum!) and others that should be hitting the market as well!
Don’t miss out on your FREE cup of yogurt!!
If you saw the video the you also saw Nancy encouraging you to go become a fan of Yoplait on their Facebook page! When you do, don’t miss out on requesting your FREE cup of Yoplait Original so you can find out just how delicious it is as well! But don’t take our word for it – go try it yourself!
Finally, we would be lacking if we didn’t thank Yoplait for inviting us and making arrangements so that we could take part in this event and celebration of Yoplait Original’s newly formulated yogurt!
And truly we had to throw in one last picture – we have been “Trading Spaces” fans and Paige Davis fans for many years. Cassie looked over and said “There’s Paige Davis!” I said, “No…..”. Well, guess who was wrong? 🙂 Thank you Paige for taking all that time in letting us hang out with you while at the party!