Sunday, February 28, 2010

Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right - Review + Giveaway (Two Winners)

(Contest Closed)
You might have seen the post from a few weeks ago when I attended Mrs. G's VIB event in Lawrenceville, NJ to hear Pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. speak about her diet plan and book, Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right.

The plan guides parents and children toward healthier eating decisions and codes foods based on the traffic light.  Although the red traffic signal means stop, there are no off-limits foods with Dr. Dolgoff's plan.  Red light foods should be eaten no more than twice per week, which is enough to not make a person feel deprived, but not so much that it will impede weight loss and/or a healthy diet.

As you may have guessed, yellow light foods should be eaten in moderation, and green light foods can be enjoyed often in the right portions.  Free fuel foods such as most fresh fruits and vegetables and most fat-free dairy products are unlimited.  With Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right, you and your child will learn how to choose the right foods, plan healthy meals, get exercise and learn helpful tips and tricks for staying on plan.

There are so many wonderful recipes in this book, and the images are beautiful.  I don't know about you, but I don't consider any recipe book a good one unless it's got great imagery.  You'd think the recipes would be blank and boring - but not so.  Many of them look good enough to be bad, my kind of recipes!

I tend to get derailed when eating out, so I really love the section in this book that guides healthier options at popular restaurants.  It is extremely helpful, and your kids can still eat at McDonalds and follow this plan if you do it right.

BUY IT!  Go here to find out where you can buy Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right, which retails for $21.99 (prices vary by retailer).

WIN IT!  Two (2) lucky people will receive a copy of this great book!

To Enter:  Visit Dr. Dolgoff's website or her blog and tell me something you learned that wasn't covered above.

EXTRA ENTRIES (available after mandatory entry above is completed):

+ 1 Entry if you follow this blog publicly via google friend connect.
+ 1 Entry if you follow this blog in your reader.
+ 1 Entry if you subscribe by email and verify. Leave email address.
+ 1 Entry per day if you follow The Penny-Pinching Mama on twitter and tweet the following: 
Win a copy of Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right - Fight Childhood Obesity! http://tinyurl.com/yfsqww7 (2 Winners) @pennypinchingma 
+ 1 Entry if you follow Dr. Dolgoff on twitter.
+ 1 Entry if you become a fan of Dr. Dolgoff on Facebook, leave full name.
+ 1 Entry if you become a fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama on Facebook, leave full name in comment.
+ 2 Entries if you add The Penny-Pinching Mama button to your blog, leave blog link.
+ 1 Entry for each current giveaway you enter on this blog.
+ 5 Entries if you blog about this giveaway (and only this giveaway) in 50 words or more, including a link back to this post.

No compensation was received for this review post.  The sponsor sent me a product sample to facilitate my candid review.  Contest is open to US residents and closes at Midnight EST on March 16th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!

115 comments:

  1. I found that "50 fun activities that count as exercise" are also included in the book.

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  2. I follow via Google Friend Connect

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  3. I subscribe via email: chrisegwu at gmail dot com

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  4. Am a fan of Dr. Dolgoff on Facebook: Christine Egwuonwu

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  5. Am a fan of PPM on Facebook: Christine Egwuonwu

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  6. Am also entered in the Xtrema giveaway.

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  7. Am also entered in the Shushybye giveaway.

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  8. Great giveaway, hope I can win! I subscribed to her blog in my google reader & I subscribe to your blog that way too. Her website shows it's also good for kids & she has an online course available too. I'm diabetic so it sounds like it would be good for me too.

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  9. I learned that: "If both parents are normal weight, a child has a 7% chance of having a severe weight problem" I thought the percentage would be lower ...

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  10. I follow Dr Dolgoff on Twitter @lindaaltamirano

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  11. I am a fan of the Penny Pinching Mama on FB (Linda Altamirano-Cabrera)

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  12. I tweeted this giveaway @lindaaltamirano

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  13. I learned that rosemary can improve mood and possibly benefit your immune system.

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  14. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway (@TheMommyMusings)

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  15. I'm following Dr. Dolgoff on twitter.

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  16. I'm a fan of Dr. Dolgoff on Facebook

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  17. I'm a Facebook fan of The Penny Pinching Mama

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  18. the author is the official dr of camp shane, the longest running weight loss camp in the country
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  19. e-mail subscriber
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  20. 80% of overweight children (age 10-15) will go on to become obese adults by age 25.

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  21. I think it is interesting that Dr. Dolgoff has divided over one thousand foods with appropriate serving sizes. This way the parent or the adult doesn't have to count calories.
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  22. This is a great post and a great book to make parents aware of. I learned that she has customized plans for both children and adults that you can do online. I signed up to be a follower via email and google friend connect and on twitter.

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  23. Her child weight loss program boasts over a 90% success rate.

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  24. I learned that if both parents are normal weight, a child has a 7% chance of having a severe weight problem.

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  25. I learned that they have an adult and child program. You can sign up and pay for a membership that has online recipes ,body tracking, and much more. WOW
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  26. i subscribe in reader
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  27. entered Baby Bjorn smart potty.
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  28. entered Down East Basics
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  29. entered Nelle & Lizzy
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  30. entered first time books.
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  31. I learned that 80% of overweight children will become obese adults.

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  32. entered the discovery toys giveaway.

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  33. entered the baby bjorn smart potty giveaway.

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  34. entered the so easy baby food giveaway.

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  35. entered the First Time books giveaway.

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  36. entered the downeast basics giveaway.

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  37. entered the Nelle and Lizzy giveaway.

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  38. I learned off of the website that two of my children are overweight. I also learned that BMI is Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine if a child is overweight or obese. BMI is a measure of body weight relative to height. Very interesting. I guess we need to start making changes in my house.

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  39. I am a fan on Facebook.
    Melanie Calcut

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  40. I entered the Discovery Toys pegboard giveway.

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  41. I entered the Agoo Leg Huggers giveaway.

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  42. I entered the giveway for the LOST t-shirt.

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  43. I also entered the giveway for Misikko Flat iron.

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  44. I also entered the giveaway for Xtreme 10 inch skillet

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  45. Fitness is a part of "Red Light, Green Light" program too.

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  46. Follow this blog in my reader.

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  47. Follow this blog via google friend connect.

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  48. Subscribed by email.

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  49. Tweeted about giveaway
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  50. Followed Dr. Dolgoff on twitter @kate122178

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  51. Became a fan of Dr. Dolgoff on FB (Katie Hughes)

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  52. Became a fan of The Penny-Pinching Maama on FB (Katie Hughes)

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  53. 1 - Added button to blog

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  55. 1 - Posted on my blog.

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  60. Entered So Easy Baby Food Kit/Book

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  61. Entered Shushybye Book & Music CD

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  62. Entered Horizon Chocolate Milk DHA

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  63. entered the wilton chocolate pro giveaway.

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  64. Am entered in the Hearthsong My Size Kitchen giveaway.

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  65. I learned that over 6 million children in the US do not get enough Vitamin D.

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  66. That parents staying healthy has an impact on kids

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  67. I am entered in the Agoo Legwarmer giveaway.

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  68. If both parents have normal weight, the child has a lesser chance ( 7 % )
    of weight issues.

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  69. i learned that over 6 million children in the US do not get enough vitamin D

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  70. I learned that Rosemary can improve mood and possibly benefit your immune system

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  71. I follow you via google friend

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  72. I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

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  73. I am entered in the Nelle and Lizzy giveaway.

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  74. I am entered in the First Time Books giveaway.

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  75. I learned Dr. Dolgoff is the doctor for the longest running weight-loss camp in the country.

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  76. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  77. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.

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  78. Over 6 million children in the US do not get enough Vitamin D.

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  79. I learned that Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. grew up in Roslyn, New York.

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  80. I became a fan of Dr. Dolgoff on Facebook under the name Lily Kwan/likwan.

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  82. I became your Facebook fan under the name Lily Kwan/likwan.

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  83. I subscribed with the email address lilyk@mail2world.com.

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