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“Yummiloo” Funded — A Food-Adventure TV Show for Kids is in the Works

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Donate Now to Bring Quality TV to Children Nationwide
An Invitation to Health Colleagues, Concerned Parents, Chefs & Healthy Eaters & Anyone Who Enjoys Eating Well:
Wouldn’t it be AWESOME if millions of preschool-aged-children across the U.S. could watch a clever, creative TV show, which encouraged them to eat healthy foods?
The time is finally here!
This is your chance to make a BIG difference.
“Yummiloo,” an animated food-adventure TV show for preschoolers, is in the works.
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Based on the award-winning app, “Rainbow Power,” the TV show, “Yummiloo,” focuses on eating well.
But the television show’s creators—award-winning, highly acclaimed TV and film veterans—need our financial support now to fund their pilot.
You need to ACT FAST though.
“Yummiloo’s” Kickstarter campaign ends June 9 at 5 pm PST.
In a hurry? Donate now to this valuable “Yummiloo” TV project at:
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/830273895/yummiloo-an-animated-tv-show-for-kids-about-health
So what’s “Yummiloo” about?
Just imagine if Willy Wonka’s Land of Pure Imagination were filled with irresistible characters, who enjoy healthy food instead of candy!
“Yummiloo” is home to the Yum Yums, adorable elfin creatures, whose younger generation—led by best friends Rooty and Red—embark on amazing adventures, where they explore and learn.
Even better, “Yummiloo” sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Plus, “Yummiloo” makes food FUN.
Now learn about the creators of “Yummiloo,” who are, as they say, “the real deal.” Meet:
Traci Paige Johnson, co-creator of the blockbuster franchise, “Blue’s Clues,” Nickelodeon’s acclaimed children’s franchise ($1bn merchandising business);
Caroline Baron, Oscar-nominated film producer (“Capote,” “Monsoon Wedding”) and associate producer of the original TV hit series, “The Wonder Years”;
Anthony Weintraub, feature film writer, director, producer and content creator.
Bob Mowen, director, cinematographer, and visual effects creator for commercials, broadcast design and film.
They’re also parents and principals of Yummico, which is dedicated to creating quality children’s TV.
Learn about the other creators here.
Please join me now to support “Yummiloo.”
By the way, if you act fast and donate at least $5,000, you can have a TV character named after you.
Make your donation now to create “Yummiloo.”.
You can show mainstream media, who have been slow to back this exciting children’s TV show.
Join me now in “Yummiloo,” bringing quality TV to kids nationwide.
Warmly,
Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC
Sweet Freedom Guide, Healthy Eating Advocate, and Author, Sugar Shock (Berkley Books), Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House), and Crush Your Crazy Cravings (upcoming)
P.S. If you hurry and donate $5,000, you can have a cute TV character named after you.
Make your donation now to “Yummiloo’s” Kickstarter campaign.
Food for Conversation: Why are you donating to “Yummiloo”?
P.P.S. Please spread the word about the “Yummiloo” campaign.

Beyond Sugar Shock

Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Should You Go?

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IIN – n25111276360_3734 This month, as usual, more people have sought me out to quiz me about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I went to school.
Often, special, positive-thinking, health-minded folks track me down to ask me if they should attend this world’s largest nutrition school.
Given that I’m on deadline for my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet (that’s the official announcement), I’ll quickly answer some of your questions.
Please note that while I can share my personal experiences, I’m not an IIN staffer. I am, however, an Ambassador though now — a very part-time thing I took on so people can ask me about the school.
What I’ve found is that inevitably, people ask the same questions over and over again. That’s why I’ve prepared a number of blog posts to to help you out.
First, let me refer you to perhaps the best place for answers about IIN.
Get your IIN questions answered here: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2010/01/institute-for-integrative-nutrition-deepak-chopra-dr-andrew-weil-more.html
You can find even more replies here: www.sugarshockblog.com/2008/02/
You can even listen to me participate in a special IIN program here: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2010/01/institute-for-integrative-nutrition-listen-to-yesterdays-program.html
And you can get yummy recipes for kale chips and scallops here: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2009/12/recipe-kale-chips-from-the-institute-for-integrative-nutrition.html and then here: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2010/09/recipe-iin-winner-frank-giglios-seared-scallops-with-cucumber-salad.html
As you can tell, I’ve written about IIN a lot over the years. I even ecstatically shared when I graduated from the schoole in 2006: http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2006/06/its_official_i_.html
Of course, you’ll have more questions, too. So get your questions answered liveinstance on July 21 or July 28.
Here’s how to attend an Info Session.
By the way, I also found this post, which includes a little info about me at the bottom.
And I just noticed that I’ve been added to the Notable Alumni list. Cool!
One thing that I loved about IIN is how people are encouraged to follow their passion and find one area where you can most help people.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a Sugar Freedom Expert. My mission is to help people release their sugar or carb addiction. You can sign up for the self-guided program here).
By the way if you’ve “fallen flat on your face” by making dietary goofs galore, here are some tips to get you back on track that appear on my Huffington Post blog.
If you’re an IIN grad or someone considering attending IIN, feel free to write to us. And make sure to let me and them know if you attend!
Disclosure: Yes, if you attend and give my name, I will receive a little something, which, of course, goes to help me continue to serve people around the world.

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Connie’s Confession: I’m a Health Hypocrite! Help Each Other

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Normally, I don’t reveal my vulnerabilities here, on this Sugar Shock Blog. Nor do I share a personal plight, but today, I feel a need to confess to you that I feel like the ultimate Health Hypocrite.
Sure, I eat healthy, wholesome, real foods. Yes, I religiously avoid sugary foods and carbs — and have since 1998 with only a handful of very minor infractions. I don’t even smoke anymore. (Inhaling two packs of cigarettes is a thing of the past.) What’s more, I’ve been shunning caffeine since a doctor suggested I do so more than a decade ago. And I don’t even chew sugar-less gum or eat candies with artificial sweeteners anymore. In addition, I’ve triumphed over my diet soda slugging. Plus, I’m huge exercise aficionado. But feeding my body well and moving just aren’t nearly enough.
Sleep My body craves — as does yours — ample sleep. We desperately need those zzzzzz’s.Otherwise, I’m headed for sniffles, sneezing, coughing and congestion.
Well, lately — especially in the last week — I haven’t walked my talk. Despite the fact that I know about the wonders of a good night’s sleep and I’m even mentioning it as a “Smart Diet Habit” in my next book, I skimped on sleep myself last week. Now that I’m a health coach, I’m not going to indulge in self-blame. Rather, I’m going to use this realization as an opportunity.
The irony is that lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about and striving to do excellent self-care, because of my training as a health counselor and life coach and because I’ve been completing Cheryl Richardson’s fabulous book, Take Time for Your Life, which was required reading for my life coaching program through iPEC.
I even just bought Cheryl Richardson’s latest book, The Art of Extreme Self-Care, this weekend at this remarkable Hay House ouse Movers & Shakers conference. Both books have motivated me to think a lot about how we all will benefit if we devote ourselves wholeheartedly to treating ourselves with respect and reverence, even it it means we have to let go of current projects and disappoint people.
Well, despite my commitment to treating myself right, last week, I neglected my needs when it came to snoozing. You see, I felt compelled to help you you a lot this month.