Bringing home the milk for families in need #MilkDrive

Bringing home the milk for families in need #MilkDrive

#milkdrive infographicLeading up to Father’s Day, four teams of five dads in the NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, and WEST will compete against each other to see who can raise the most money for The Great American #MilkDrive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most.

So I’m on the EAST team with some pretty rad dads…. We’ve been driving people to milklife.com/giveDadsEast to donate any amount of money but $5 deliveries a family in need 1 gallon of milk (so we recommend starting with $5).

 

Dads never know what they want for Father’s Day (I did publish a great list of suggestions) but I don’t need any more ties and if none of those items are a fit for that special guy in your life; Then maybe this year, why not make a donation on his behalf to my fundraising team for the Great American Milk Drive.  It’s really the best gift that you could give not only to him but to that family in need…

 

 

 

Milk has always been a part of my daily life and a really solid source of nutrients in my kids lives… imagine if you didnt have any milk and not out of choice but out of the fact it was either a box of cereal that would feed you for 8 days or a gallon of milk. Did you know that more than 22 million children may miss out on milk’s nutrition in the summer months when schools are closed and they lose access to free or reduced-price milk programs.

Milk – a nutrient powerhouse providing 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein in each 8 ounce serving – is one of the most requested items by food bank clients year-round. But it’s especially needed during the summer when kids may be missing out on nutritious meals provided through school breakfast and lunch programs. On average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year. That’s because while Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, many don’t think to donate milk because it’s perishable.

Again a donation of as little as $5 will deliver a gallon of milk to a local family through the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks. Donate NOW!

Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Milk Life for this promotion.  I have received compensation for my participation, but my passion and thirst for Milk is my own.

The Protein Fight Club – The Final Round with Protein-Packed Berry Burst Smoothie

The Protein Fight Club – The Final Round with Protein-Packed Berry Burst Smoothie

I dont know about you but I’ve really enjoyed the last few weeks of sharing these posts about the great commercials of Milk Verse… Who knows maybe they’ll make it into a web game ala mortal kombat style.  But let’s bring it back to the basics…

Since breakfast is a super important time of day to enjoy protein (and get that brain working) – check out these awesome Protein Fight Club recipes found on TheBreakfastProject.com – here’s my pick.

Screen shot 2013-08-21 at 9 18 06 AM (2)Protein-Packed Berry Burst Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 packet – plain instant oatmeal
  • ½ cup – fat free or lowfat milk
  • ½ cup – strawberries, hulled, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon – honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon – ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon – walnuts, chopped

Directions: Combine first five ingredients in the carafe of a blender. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, blend the mixture until smooth. Top with chopped walnuts.

Makes 1 serving (4 ounces milk per serving)

Nutrition: 280 calories; 7 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 10 g protein; 50 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 80 mg sodium; 250mg calcium (25% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.

Pretty Tasty if you ask me!

 

Protein Fight Club: Milk Verse OJ

Protein Fight Club: Milk Verse OJ

Ahh we’ve come along way with these great ads… this week I wanted to share another milk ad that had me smirking.

 

Dont just take my word for it – David Grotto wants to drop some knowledge on you as well…

Last I just wanted to share this great image

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Lucky you will get one more great milk commercial I love next week. Thanks in part to MILKPEP for compensating my family on the gallons and gallons of milk we’ve drank.

The Protein Fight continues for Milk!

The Protein Fight continues for Milk!

FINAL White Glass LogoEvery time I see these Milk Verse commercials I laugh… my son really cracks up – so I have another good one to share this week…

I also wanted to let you know about this great giveaway that Milk is running where you could win free milk… if you drink a lot of milk you know how quickly that adds up so this is a great giveaway you can enter here http://thebreakfastproject.com/proteinfightclub


My son really laughs at this one mainly because as he says you cant put eggs in a cup thats just silly.

Make sure you see last weeks post were we talk about how we got involved with Milk too.

Milk Wins in the Protein Fight Club

Milk Wins in the Protein Fight Club

Milk does a body good its a phrase I was raised on… and I think my wife too from the amount of milk we down in our house.  A little while back I was asked to attend the kick off of a new ad campaign called Protein Fight Club.

I’m certain you’ve seen an ad or two by now. It’s the concept of Milk Vs. <pretty much anything> and its LOLable.  At that event I was able to interview WWE superstar Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

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By far my fav is Milk Vs. Orange juice – just makes me want to try this challenge out on my 5 year old and film his reaction. itwould be classic his head would exploded I’m sure.
Over the next few weeks you’ll see a few of these protein milk post as part of a sponsored program but please note I post because I personally love milk and the thoughts are my own.