BIG NEWS {my best blog moment: read to find out what and why}

Blogging has created a lot of wonderful opportunities, but I have to say one of my favorite things is sharing information and connecting people together.

Back in March, I posted about the NEW MCDONALD’S HAPPY MEAL and the HAPPY MEAL CHEF CONTEST & A TRIP TO LONDON.  I’d said that I thought the contest looked like winner but had no idea that my friend Victoria Saley (Obseussed)  read about the McDonald’s Chef Contest and her daughter entered and WON THE  TRIP TO LONDON!
I am so thrilled for them. Victoria is a fantastic mom, blogger and friend and am so excited for them! This looks to be a once and a lifetime opportunity and could not think of anyone more deserving. {It’s so exciting that a UTAH girl won, too, as we previewed the NEW HAPY MEALS back in November.}
Plus, it goes to show that real people to win these contests!
“I still can’t believe we won.  When I saw your blog post about it I thought, ‘maybe we would have a chance, not as many people enter video contests,’ but I never really expected to get this far.  I am so thrilled for my daughter and husband to have this opportunity to participate with McDonald’s Chef, Dan Coudreaut, and experience the London Olympics. Thanks again for sharing about this contest!”
— Victoria

You’ll want to follow Victoria’s blog, twitter and FB on their LONDON adventure!



Salt Lake City Student Named Grand Prize Winner of McDonald’s Happy Meal Chefs Contest and a

Trip to the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games

Friends, family, the Student’s School Principal, McDonald’s Owner Operator and Ronald McDonald

to Surprise Finalist with the News During Her End of School Party  at her

Neighborhood McDonald’s

WHAT: [Salt Lake City, UT]  On the last day of school, student’s everywhere celebrate with classmates at favorite eating spots. When one Salt Lake City 8-year-old heads out with her friends on Wednesday, she will be surprised by her school principal, teacher, Ronald McDonald and the Parley’s Owner Operator and her family, friends and classmates to learn she is one of McDonald’s two Happy Meal Chefs winning the opportunity to help the company’s executive chef Dan Coudreaut in the creation and testing of new, nutrition-minded Happy Meal choices.The eight-year-old of Salt Lake City also wins a trip to the 2012 London Olympic Games where she will join kids from around the world as part McDonald’s Global Champions of Play program to celebrate balanced eating and fun play.

Open to parents and guardians with kids ages eight to 11, the Happy Meal Chefs contest sought out inspiring stories from families who enjoy cooking with wholesome ingredients at family mealtime. The young chef and her dad entered the contest by answering a brief questionnaire and submitting a short video online that creatively showcased their family mealtime.
At the Olympics, the lucky Salt Lake City winner will meet Olympic athletes; attend Olympic sporting events; participate in cooking activities that promote balanced eating and have the exclusive privilege of playing with athletes at the Olympic venues. Later this fall, she will experience a one-of-a-kind apprenticeship with Chef Dan.
The Happy Meal Chefs contest was launched as part of McDonald’s new Happy Meal campaign which aims to help make nutrition fun for kids. The new Happy Meal campaign is McDonald’s latest initiative to support its “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices,” announced July 2011.
For more information about the Happy Meal Chefs contest, please visit https://happymealchefs.mcdonalds.com/.

The following trademarks used herein are owned by McDonald’s Corporation and its affiliates: Happy Meal and McDonald’s. © 2012 McDonald’s

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