Saturday, March 19, 2011

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and there´s no better time than now for you and your family to commit to more wholesome snacking options.

Luckily, Yoplait is here to help! To give Yoplait a hand in expanding its community on Facebook, and to keep up with all the exciting news and offers we have in store for fans, be sure to use this link to "Like" Yoplait on Facebook today. Encourage your readers to do the same and you could win a fantastic Yoplait Prize Pack in our sweepstakes!

Explore the many nourishing options that Yoplait has to offer - with varieties like Yoplait Light, Yoplait Original, Yoplait Fiber One, Yoplait Kids and Yoplait Delight Parfaits. Each product offers different benefits, and loads of variety, to make eating well a no-brainer. Here are five great ways to `get your snack on´ with Yoplait this March!
Start spring off right with Yoplait Light´s Two Week Tune Up Plan - Replace breakfast and lunch with a cup of your favorite flavor of Yoplait Light, a whole grain and a piece of fruit and you could lose 5 pounds in two weeks. Go to for full diet details.

Get more calcium with Yoplait Original style yogurt - Now with two times the calcium of the leading yogurt (50 percent of the Recommended Daily Value) in one convenient 6-ounce cup*, Yoplait Original style yogurt is committed to women´s health, offering a product that has even more of the calcium women need for strong, healthy bodies. Grab a free cup while supplies last during the Million Cup Giveaway on Yoplait on Facebook!

Try the newest flavor from Yoplait Fiber One - Yoplait Fiber One´s new Blueberry flavor yogurt is packed with filling fiber, calcium, vitamins A and D, real fruit and the great taste of blueberries. With only 50 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat, this deliciously creamy yogurt won´t break your calorie bank.

Stress less over snack time with Yoplait Kids yogurt - With a wholesome and fun snack like Yoplait Kids yogurt in the fridge, you can feel good about what your children are eating at snack time. Yoplait Kids provides an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and has 25% less sugar than the leading kids´ yogurt**. With yummy flavors, and favorite friends like Dora and Lightning McQueen on the packages, Yoplait Kids is a hit with moms and children alike.

End the day with a Delight Parfait from Yoplait - Even with two luscious layers providing a double shot of rich and creamy yogurt, these 100 calorie indulgences from Yoplait contain only 1.5 grams of fat per serving. Now available in two new flavors, Chocolate Éclair and Cherry Cheesecake, you can enjoy a dessert that´s 100 percent guilt-free.

*Leading yogurt has less than 25% Daily Value calcium per 6 oz.

**Yoplait kids has 9 grams of sugar per 3oz. the leading kids' yogurt has 13 grams of sugar per 3oz.

"Like" Yoplait on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and great opportunities to save on your favorite products from Yoplait yogurt.*** Don´t forget to ask your readers to become fans too!

My plans are eat Yoplait as recommended to see if I can lose 5lbs in 2 weeks. It's delicious so this should be an easy 5!

***Coupon offers for Yoplait yogurt are not valid in all states.

I was in no way compensated for this post. I do have the chance to win a prize provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Poor tippers

As you know, I work in a restuarant. And if you've ever worked in one you know how hard it is. A friend of mine wrote this article and it was published in a local paper. I think it's well thought out and he was a lot nicer about his tactics than I would have been. Please read....

I am an 11-year veteran of the service industry, and I enjoy making my guests’ dining experience pleasurable. It gives me great pride to send people on their way happier than when they came into my restaurant. I give it my all to exceed their expectations.

I have worked in restaurants all over the Southeast, but I am really troubled with the general disregard a substantial amount of people in this town has when it comes to tipping.

If you tip 15 percent to 20 percent or better, please stop reading now. We thank you for your support. For the rest of you, please read on. I hope that this tipping malaise is just an “ignorance is bliss” situation.

On average, servers make $2.13 an hour. If you can figure out how to live on $85.20 for a 40-hour work week before taxes, please write a response and explain.
Tips are how we pay for tuition, rent, gas, etc. At the end of each shift, servers have to tip out bussers, bartenders and hostesses based on a fixed percentage (5 percent) of sales, not tips.

For example, if your party rings up a tab of $100, it costs the server $5 to wait on your table. If you tip the national average of 15 percent, your server clears $10. However, if you tip the unacceptable 5 percent Gadsden average, that same server makes nothing. Theoretically, if you tip less than 5 percent, your server has to pay money just to wait on your party.

You are better than that, Gadsden. Please help remedy this situation.

Being a server is hard. It is quite difficult and stressful to be at the beck and call of 20 people at once, but we do it all day, every day. If you can afford to go out for dinner, can’t you also afford at least a 15 percent tip? Isn’t that worth you not having to cook at home, clean up the mess and wash the dishes? All we are asking for is a little gratitude for the services rendered.

Philip Lett