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My Cheerios Box Unveiling and Mini Larabar Giveaway

Posted Sep 15 2010 12:00am

Well, here it is…The moment, we’ve all been waiting for, hehe…(just teasin’)…

I’m on Your Cheerios Box!

That’s right, go ahead…take a looksy…look a lil closer…do ‘ya see me?

I recently entered an Expressions for Hunger video contest, where I submitted a video of myself reciting a poem about the fight against hunger…and what do ‘ya know…I won and I’m now on the back of your Cheerios box.  So go ahead, take the box away from your kiddies as their eating breakfast and take a gander at my pic!

I had such an amazing time at the Cheerios photo shoot, I was jumping around the entire day and loved all of the excitement.  Here’s a lil sneak peak at some of the behind the sceens footage of me, myself and I at the Cheerios Box photo shoot!

So, what are you waiting for? You may be gluten-intolerant but that doesn’t mean you can’t stroll down your cereal aisle and take a looksy at me on the box, right? Too bad they don’t make gluten-free Cheerios or else I would have bought a box, hehe…Of course, my mother and aunt bought out the store and they’re even sending a box over to my lil’ sis abroad…what do ya’ think, Aly?  Here I am with my mother, father, aunt and uncle (my biggest fans, hehe)…

Get on over to your nearest Shop Rite and pick up a box of Cheerios to take a looksy at my picture and the Expressions of Hunger contest.

Cheerios hosted a beautiful ‘Amie Valpone Cheerios Box Unveiling’ Ceremony where I was greeted by the Cheerios team, General Mills corporate, local newspapers and my family (of course).

They created a fabulous ‘Cheerios’ cake and had a delicious spread of breakfast for my family, friends and myself.

How adorable is this cake?  Too bad it wasn’t gluten-free, hehe…

Here I am in action, slicin’ the cake…

I ate Cheerios as a kid, long before I found out about my gluten-intolerance…so I have many memories of my lil sis and I filling up our bowls with the big yellow box…but, until they come out with a gluten-free version, my sad taste buds will just have to suffer…

Or I could just give the box of Cheerios to my adorable mother and father to enjoy, hehe…

Cheerios also presented me with a Cheerios plaque and my very own Cheerios box in a beautiful case.  I guess this will just have to go up on the shelf with my high school soccer and lacross trophies, which are well on their way to collecting dust, hehe…am I really that old already? Wow, how time just flies when you’re havin’ fun..

One minute your five years old eatin’ Cheerios in your feetie pajamas (remember those from the 80′s?) the next minute you’re creating the homecoming floats in high school, then the frat parties of college, then the real world…and now come the 10 year reunions…Where did the time go?  Well, it’s just nice to know that throughout the years, we’ve all formed a vast array of fond memories and many of them come from the foods we grew up with…I still cringe at the thought of grammar school snack time with cheese puffs, fruit-by-the-foot and Twinkes…thank goodness my parents never had those in the house…

What were some of your favorite foods from growing up? Did they create fond memories for you, too?

I leave you with this photo of me, of course, cracking up when I first saw myself on the face of the Cheerios box.  Enjoy!

And now for what you’ve Really been waiting for…

My Mini Larabar Giveaway :

I’ll be picking 10 Winners to receive a bag of Mini Larabars.

To enter, simply:

1). Tell me your your favorite Larabar flavor.
2). Post this giveaway on your blog. Leave a comment telling me you did.
3). Tweet this Giveaway post! Leave me a third comment telling me you did.

Each comment counts as an entry.

Good Luck; I will be picking a winner on Friday, September the 17th at 5PM EST.

And, be sure to check out the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition Moderation Nation website, which launches today!  It’s a program that features a host of new tools and resources to educate people on how to achieve balance through moderation, both in nutrition and physical activity.

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