Frugal Family Fun: Back to School Giveaway with Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to School Giveaway with Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies!

It’s hard to believe that it’s “back-to-school” time already!  Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies created a few tips to help you make sure your kids are getting enough healthy, fiber-rich foods each day!  I look at the school menu and honestly I would rather send her with a home lunch because not all of it seems so healthy. Plus I don't know how much of it she eats and if she just eats the main entree and not the veggies.  

Fiber is such a crucial part of our daily diets.  Fiber helps to keep us full and also keeps things moving in our digestive system!!
Going back-to-school can be a hectic time of year. Thanks to jam-packed schedules, making sure the kids are eating a healthy diet sometimes falls by the wayside. Not to mention, it’s not easy to monitor what the kids are eating off their school lunch plate.  Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies, a delicious, dentist-approved, daily fiber supplement for kids ages 2-11 and recent recipient of the PTPA Seal of Approval for excellence in family products, wants to offer a few tips to help you slip more, healthy, fiber-rich foods into your kid’s daily diet.  And if you need to shake things up a bit when it comes to packing lunches for your kids, the Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies website offers a few Brown Bag Boredom Buster ideas, too!
Reports Show 90% of Kids Don’t Get Enough Fiber*; Liz, Weiss, Top Dietitian, Offers Six Quick Mealtime Tricks at Six Grams of Fiber Each (36 Total Grams Daily!)
According to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a four-year-old child should consume 25 grams of fiber daily, while an 11-year-old boy needs at least 31 grams.  In terms of numbers, it seems easy to accomplish, but a new survey conducted for Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies ( , a tasty, daily fiber supplement for kids’ ages 2-11, finds that 52% of moms say their kids aren’t eating enough fruits, vegetables or fiber-rich foods, and a whopping 90% of children don’t get enough fiber daily.
“High-fiber foods aren’t the ones children typically gravitate to even when moms put them on the plate,” says Liz Weiss, registered dietitian and co-author of The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers. “I suggest parents dress up fiber in appealing packages to make it a win-win for moms and kids.”
 Below, Weiss offers six tricks for adding extra fiber to kids’ diets. Each provides at least six grams of additional fiber:  
·        Go with Guacamole: Kids love to dunk foods, so introduce a new dip. Create a kid-friendly guacamole by combining at least ¾ of a mashed, ripe avocado with some coarsely chopped fresh cilantro and a dash of freshly-squeezed lime juice.  Offer sliced raw veggies or whole-grain tortilla chips on the side for even more fiber grams!
·        Fiberlicious French Toast: Many kids shy away from “brown bread,” but if you disguise it as something else, you can easily add more fiber at the start of the day.  Make French toast by switching from traditional white bread to 100% whole wheat bread, and top with ¼ cup of naturally-sweet fresh strawberries or try a sliced banana for a few more grams of fiber (complete recipe at 
·        Penguin Power: Boost your child’s fiber (age 2-11) with Pedia-Lax® Fiber Gummies; just three delicious, penguin-shaped gummies add 6 grams of fiber to your child's daily diet. They can be taken together or given one per meal.
·        Makeover Delight: Meatloaf is a staple on most family dinner menus. Take your favorite meatloaf recipe and upgrade it with more fiber by adding 1/3 cup of ground flaxseed, one shredded carrot and a 15 oz. can of drained black beans (complete recipe at Your delicious meatloaf just got better!
·        An Apple a Day: Parents tend to peel apples, but leaving the skin on a medium sized apple and slicing it up for easy eating keeps it to five grams of fiber. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter on the edges (if kids balk at the peel) for an extra gram of fiber.
·        Smooth it Over:  Choose a fiber-rich yogurt with at least 5 grams of fiber and blend with your favorite fruit. The enriched yogurt alone is a great fiber source, but the fruit adds even more.
Pedia-Lax® Fiber Gummies are a daily fiber supplement made just for kids by Fleet®, a trusted brand for digestive health for more than 100 years. For more information and giveaways, find the brand on Facebook (, or visit for:
·        A fiber diary, where you can track daily fiber grams to get you started or see where your current menu nets out
·        Easy-to-make, fiber-rich recipes and snack ideas
·        Pedia-Lax® Fiber Gummies product giveaways and other prizes that help keep kids “moving”
·        Money-saving coupons
*What We Eat In America National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2006 see

Since it can be hard to be sure what our kids are eating during the day, we can help make sure they get the fiber they need by adding this simple gummy supplement to their diet.  You can try out these great vitamins!
Suggested retail price is $7.99 for a bottle of 60 gummies; available at Target and Walgreens, also online and other supermarkets and retailers nationwide.

You can also visit where you can get a $1.00 off coupon and use the “store locator” to see where the product is sold in your area. 

One of you will win your own bottle of Fiber Gummies!! Here is how to enter!!:MANDATORY ENTRY-THIS MUST BE DONE FOR EXTRA ENTRIES TO COUNT!

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Contest begins now and ends September 27, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be selected via and will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or forfeits prize. Good luck!

Pedia-Lax provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease


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