Around the World in 60 Days Challenge- Help Us Help Children’s Medical Nutrition Alliance!

ATWThere are thousands of children in the United States with medical conditions which require restrictive, medically-supervised diets. To live and thrive, many children are dependent on specialized—and costly—medical foods and formulas. However, often times the important products that families need are not entirely covered by insurances. The families of these children face many worries and an enormous financial burden trying to ensure their children receive proper nutrition.

This is where Children’s Medical Nutrition Alliance (CMNuA) comes in. CMNuA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports families in covering a major portion of their medical nutrition expenses in cases where the child’s insurance is unable to help. The money they use to help these families comes from financial donations and fundraising events.

CMNuA empowers, educates, assists, advocates for and supports ALL patients who require medical nutrition. In doing so, CMNuA has created the first-ever national coalition dedicated to enhancing the lives of all patients in need of medical nutrition regardless of their underlying condition.

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Around The World in 60 Days Challenge (#ATW60D)

At Nutricia, the makers of KetoCal, we understand the struggles these families go through and how necessary CMNuA is for them. That is why this year we have challenged ourselves to virtually Walk Around the World in 60 days in support of CMNuA. The challenge will require our team to collectively walk 25,000 miles in 60 days. Nutricia North America will donate $10,000 to CMNuA if the goal is met! Our challenge starts March 15th and will continue until May 10th 2017.

The virtual walk will be divided into 4 phases. We will track our progress via fitness trackers and will report on them over the coming weeks.

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Will You Join Us?

Help us to help CMNuA by sponsoring the challenge! Join us in supporting these families with a gift to CMNuA and have your donation doubled by Nutricia. Every dollar counts for this incredible non-profit organization. Nutricia North America pledges to match external donations up to $3,000.

Donate Today!

Thank you for your consideration and for helping the children supported by CMNuA. Stay tuned as we will be updating our progress on #ATW60D over the next 60 days!

 

National Pancake Day, Keto-Style

KetoCal Pancakes

KetoCal Pancakes

Today, March 7th, is National Pancake Day! Why not celebrate with some delicious, keto-friendly pancakes? Depending on your specific diet ratio, find the recipes for 4:1, 3:1, or MAD KetoCal pancakes below. Top with butter and carb-free pancake syrup, such as Walden Farms pancake syrup*, for the ultimate pancake experience.

Looking for a spin on traditional pancakes? Try Chef Rachel’s Peanut Butter Pancake Recipe (3:1)!

Enjoy!

 

*Nutricia is not affiliated with the Walden Farms brand. Other brands of carb-free or low-carb pancake syrup may be used instead but please keep in mind differences in carbohydrate content, which may affect the ratio of the recipe.

Make your Valentine’s Day a Keto-Friendly One

KetoCal hearts for valentine's day

Make Valentine’s day fun with KetoCal

Did you know Saint Valentine was not only the patron saint of love and marriage, but also of epilepsy? In fact, in the province of Padua in northern Italy, Saint Valentine keys are still given to lovers as a romantic symbol to unlock the giver’s heart, but also to children to ward off epilepsy. This centuries-old tradition attracts thousands of people annually to the Oratory of St. George in Italy to celebrate Saint Valentine, the protector of children and lovers. To celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones, here are some ketogenic-friendly ideas to make it a special day.

Make your own Valentine’s Day Key Card
Start with a blank card and a spare or decorative key. Take out your glue gun and hot glue the key to the middle of the front of the card. With a pink or red felt tip pen, write “You hold the” above the key, and “to my heart” below the key. Leave a heartfelt message inside.

Decorate your KetoCal® LQ drink box
Take some red construction paper and wrap a KetoCal LQ drink box, leaving room at the top to drink from. Cut out hearts in a different shade of red or pink and glue them onto the wrapped drink box. Leave a fun message on the front if desired. Voila! A fun way to drink KetoCal LQ.

Ketogenic Valentine Recipes

Try out these delicious and tasty Valentine-themed recipe ideas:

Have a happy and keto-friendly Valentine’s Day!

-Julia Duschastel
KetoCal Category Director
Nutricia North America