WHAT IT'S ABOUT: How your family makes mealtime fun while making good meal choices.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Cook up a winning video and answer some cool questions together about how your family makes mealtime fun while making good meal choices.
WHAT YOU COULD WIN: You could win a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games and help whip up some fun food for Happy Meal!
Do you and your kids love to cook together using wholesome ingredients? Well, here’s good news for your family – our new “Happy Meal Chefs” contest will give two winning parent and child teams the opportunity to help McDonald’s executive chef Dan Coudreaut in the creation and testing of new, nutrition-minded Happy Meal choices. That’s right! Your child could win an apprenticeship with McDonald’s executive chef and help his team whip up new fun and goodness in the Happy Meal! Adding to the excitement, ten finalists will win a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the Global Champions of Play program where they will join kids from around the world to celebrate balanced eating and fun play.
From now through April 18, parents or legal guardians with kids (ages 8-11) are eligible to enter on the Happy Meal Chefs contest website. Working as family teams, all you have to do is answer a brief questionnaire and submit a short online video that creatively showcases your mealtime.
The contest is part of our new Happy Meal campaign that aims to make nutrition fun for kids. In addition to the contest, the campaign includes new TV advertisements featuring menu items from recommended food groups found in the new Happy Meal, which automatically includes apple slices and a kid-size fry. These are the first ads that support our nutrition commitment to promote a nutrition and/or lifestyle message in 100 percent of its national communications to kids.
The ads introduce new characters – each with a story that celebrates kids’ aspirations – who achieve their goals with the help of balanced eating and active play.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents 18 yrs+ who are parent/legal guardian of a child 8-11 yrs. Contest ends 4/18/12. Subject to Official Rules. See Official Rules at https://happymealchefs.mcdonalds.com/rules info, deadlines & complete details. Void where prohibited.
What are you waiting for! Get cooking and have some fun. :) If you created your own Happy Meal, what would foods would you include?
*Disclosure: I found out about this fun opportunity as part of the Family Arches program, and am posting about the contest in the hopes of getting some Happy Meal Coupons to share with friends, family and YOU, my readers!