One in Four Americans Start the Day off in a Bad Mood And 34 Million People Skip Breakfast Regularly.
Tropicana Tour Stops In Chicago to Promote Good Nutrition, Put the “Good” Back in Morning.
In our family, Sagezilla frequently wakes up acting like a ferrel cat shaken up in a bag. Dad Dug is a bit better at hiding the fact he's not a morning person, but we have 50% of the bad mood morning crew in our family. No matter how surly or hurried we are, I'm adamant about everyone leaving home with full, happy tummies, even if the happy doesn't extend to their faces till a bit later in the day.
The Tropicana OJ Express is on a mission to put the “good” back in morning for families across the country. The OJ Express will remind everyone that one 8 oz. glass of Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice has four essential nutrients and counts as two servings of fruit – all without added sugar or water. You can catch them in Chicago on Aug. 2-3 (Aug. 2 at Lincoln Park Zoo and Aug. 3 at Union Station) where they'll host fun, free and family-friendly events for local residents.
The events will include fun games, a singing contest with the chance to win $10,000 and a year’s supply of Tropicana OJ, plus free Tropicana OJ and Quaker Oats Cereal for all! Plus, people can take the Fruit & Veg pledge for better nutrition, all to support Chicago-area schools! In fact, they’ll donate one 8 oz. glass of OJ for every pledge they receive.
WHAT: The Tropicana OJ Express is steaming into Chicago to educate residents about the important nutritional role of breakfast. In fact, here in Illinois the vast majority of people (about 85 percent) don’t get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day. So Chicago-area dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD is helping offer quick and simple tips to teach local families about the power of breakfast, and is putting out a call to help Chicago kids in need get good breakfast nutrition, too.
We'll have a photo (and vitamin C filled) report for you tomorrow after our early morning French Toast making party with a host of blogger kids. We'll see if the OJ Express can turn Sagezilla's frown upside down.
Catch the Tropicana OJ Express:
Tuesday, August 2
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
Tuesday, August 2
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
1224. S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
Wednesday, August 3
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Union Station - Riverwalk
210 S. Canal at Jackson St. Chicago, IL 60606
Visit Tropicana's Facebook page for more information and to take the Fruit & Veg Pledge http://bit.ly/kqGKeY.