February is Quaker Heart Health Month

By Shannon Gosney
In Food
February 16, 2013

QuakerLogo (1)Quaker is a brand I have grown up with and that I trust as a mom myself.  Heart disease is something that runs in my family, so I have to be especially careful with what I feed my family and eat myself.  My grandparents on my dad’s side both passed away from heart attacks, as did my grandmother on my mom’s side.  So when I hear Quaker promoting Heart Health Month, my ears perk up.


What is Quaker doing to promote American Heart Month?  During American Heart Month, Quaker is teaming up with heart-throb Fabio Viviani to energize and inspire women to take action for their hearts.  Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast video starring Fabio uses light-hearted humor to encourage women to take simple steps, like eating right, to help them take care of their hearts.


What is Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast video?  In support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, Quaker is inviting women to start their day with a hot heart-healthy breakfast video for fuel to take on their every day adventures.  This Valentine’s Day, Top Chef Season 5 Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani uses his charm, humor and culinary expertise to send women a message about the importance of taking care of their hearts.  Fabio offers a hot bowl of Quaker Oats as a simple step towards eating right and providing the fuel women need to help get them going.


How do I enter Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast sweepstakes and who is eligible to participate?  What is the grand prize?  How will the grand prize winner be selected?  Who will receive a Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast prize pack?  It’s easy to enter Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast sweepstakes.  All you have to do is watch Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast video on YouTube.com/Quaker and then share it on Twitter and use hashtag #QuakerLove between February 14 through 28.  Quaker Oats is giving one lucky winner and a guest a chance to get away for a few days, enjoy a spa treatment, and dine at Siena Tavern in Chicago.  A grand prize winner will be chosen at random from among the participants who watch the video and share it on Twitter using hashtag #QuakerLove between February 14 and 28.  At the end of the month, 15 participants will also be chosen at random to receive an “Ultimate Hot Breakfast” prize pack complete with Quaker Oats, signed items from Fabio Viviani, and additional items to help start your day.


If you love Quaker, be sure to join in for the Quaker Heart Health Twitter Party (#QuakerHearts), taking place on Tuesday 2/19 from 8-9 pm ET.  The party will be hosted by @ResourcefulMom and @FabioViviani will be the celebrity guest.

You can follow Quaker on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

This is a compensated post as part of the Quaker Campaign with Global Influence.
All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to “February is Quaker Heart Health Month”

  1. Robin O says:

    Kudos to Quaker for promoting heart health! I have always felt an affinity for Quaker products. I will help spread the word about the video!

  2. Rachel C says:

    My kids love oatmeal, and it’s a breakfast that I love for them to eat. I don’t love it myself so much, but I know that it’s good for me so I try to eat it once in a while. Quaker is definitely our choice!

  3. Ellie W says:

    For 2 months I was sick and couldn’t eat hardly anything without pain. Quaker oatmeal kept me alive while I had every test in the book to finally find out my gallbladder had to come out. I lost 30 pounds but gained a love of oatmeal in the process. Now it’s the ultimate comfort food for me.

  4. Mel says:

    Taking care of your heart is extremely important. I’m glad Quaker is promoting the importance of that.

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