Between your busy schedule and responsibilities with work, friends and family – it may be challenging to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, especially while on the go. However, what if you had easy-to-follow advice and resources right at your finger tips?

With Moderation Nation, a new national program created by the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition, (HCHN) in collaboration with the American Dietetic Association, you can now have access to a variety of tools that will help you achieve moderation – and you don´t even need to give up your favorite foods!

For on-the-go needs, the new Moderation Nation iPhone app, free and available on iTunes or via, will reward you for the activity you´re already doing, while encouraging you to do even more in a way that suits your busy lifestyle. With an easy-to-read tracker and a comprehensive list of activities to choose from, you can earn badges for your progress and go from a Starting Gun to a Healthy Hero!

The Moderation Nation Web site ( provides a host of new tools for you and your readers, including:
Recipes and Expert Tips. Here you´ll find advice from Cheryl Forberg, registered dietitian (RD) for NBC’s The Biggest Loser, award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling cookbook author

Additional recipes and tips from Regina Ragone, Food Director at Family Circle magazine; Keri Glassman, author of the O2 diet; and Liz Ward, author of Expect the Best Pregnancy.

Moderation Menus. Seven-day meal plans – with snack ideas – that will help you plan out your week. Each menu is based on an individual lifestyle, such as Single, Adults with Kids and Adults with No Kids.

Balance the Meal. This cool balancer tool allows you to input your main dish and its preparation method; in return, you´ll receive ideas for complementary side dishes that round out the meal smartly.

Useful Facts. Here you´ll find everything from a “portion distortion” guide – providing cues on what actual portion sizes should look like – to a grocery shopping fact sheet – to a guide on how to start and maintain a food journal.

Hershey’s & MyBlogSpark provided me with a gift pack that included A Hershey’s Moderation Nation T-Shirt, a bag of Hershey’s chocolate, a handy Journal w/ pen to track your activity and food.

Way’s To Enter:
Leave a comment with your favorite healthy recipe. This must be something that you have made before and not just goggled 5 min. ago 🙂 This will gain you 10 entries.

Subscribe to this blog and leave a comment with your email. 1 entry

Leave a comment telling me what you are currently doing to live a healthy life. 1 entry

Go here. Moderation Nation’s Facebook page and click “like” then come back and tell me with your First name and last initial so I can verify. 1 entry

Share this giveaway with others and if they enter you get 1 extra entry per person but they must leave a comment telling me who sent them.

Giveaway will end Tuesday, October 11th at Midnight EST and is open to U.S. Residents only. One entry per method, per person (no duplicate email accounts, please). Winner will be drawn via and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new one will be drawn. The product, gift pack, information, and giveaway have all been provided by Hershey’s through MyBlogSpark.