This week I’m flying to New York City to go to the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz, just in case you live underneath a rock, is America’s Doctor and he has a TV show. Yeah, he’s kinda a big deal. Even though I’ve never met him before, we are kindred spirits. Why? (Because I’m a bit creepy?….no, that’s not it.) Because we both have the same goal in mind–eliminating obesity from the United States. And to both of us, that means starting with the family. Yes, the family–where your habits are formed that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Hmmmm…let’s dwell on that for a moment and let it sink in. Dr. Oz and I both understand that eliminating obesity means teaching families to live healthier, and what that REALLY means is teaching MOM how to start a healthy journey with her family and giving her the tools she needs to be successful. He has created a great action plan for moms to implement in the household, and both of us have partnered with Chiquita to share it with you.
Okay, this is TOTALLY off subject, but I’m Bookieboo and a bit scatterbrained. I get the biggest kick out of the old school Chiquita Banana song and I thought I’d share it with you so you could get the warm fuzzies about one of my favorite brands.
Okay, enough playing around on You Tube and back to business. I’m going to be in the audience on Wednesday during the live taping of the Dr. Oz show. What I’d LOVE to do is bring some questions from moms in social media to Dr. Oz and Brian Kocher, President of Chiquita in North America. Do you have questions about how to start implementing healthy life changes in your family? What are some of your biggest challenges when trying to live healthy? (Trust me, no one is perfect and if you have a challenge with something chances are there are hundreds of thousands of moms with the same problem.) What keeps you from living a healthy lifestyle? Do you need to be hit over the head with some statistics on how staggering the obesity epidemic is in the country and how our children are estimated to live a shorter lifespan than us? (Okay that was me just being Bookieboo and trying to wake you up.) Or do you have any questions for Chiquita? Leave your questions in the comment section below and I’ll bring them to the producers of the Dr. Oz show.
And if you leave a question below, I’ll enter you into a giveaway. Chiquita has given me some coupons for Fruit & Veggie bites and will send them to 3 winners! Just leave a comment with a question for Dr. Oz or Brian Kocher. PLEASE make sure to leave your twitter ID in the comment section as well so I can track you down if you have won. (But whatever you do, please don’t tell Dr. Oz about how eccentric I am cause I’m going to try and make a good impression. Pretty, pretty please! Oh, rats! This is the internet and I can’t hide. But hey, I might be a bit nuts but I am determined to change the world one mom at a time.)
Disclosure: I’m the Chiquita Brand Ambassador. I’ve been paid to create this post and share it with you. I’ve also been paid to fly out to New York City and tweet in the audience during the Dr. Oz show, so show me some RT love if you are on twitter Wednesday, mkay?