Monthly Archives: February 2013

Girl Scouts Go Social, Celebrate First National Girl Scout Cookie Day

national_gs_cookiedayThe Girl Scouts are celebrating their first National Girl Scout Cookie Day today. As a marketer, I am glad to see that they are embracing social media as part of their strategy.

Highlights include a #onemorebox contest with winners announced the day of, and live coverage of the day’s events. @GirlScouts will even be tweeting the location of The National Girl Scout Cookie Day Truck as it makes its way through New York City, staffed with Girl Scouts selling cookies.

The girl scouts also have a new app that helps you locate thin mints pronto. After you download the app on Android or iPhone, put in the ZIP Code and it will ask if you are looking for sales going on today, the weekend or the next seven days. You can also sign up to receive an alert when there is a sale in your area!

We can even accept credit card payments at our cookie sale booth. Did you know you can donate cookies to the troops?

The cookies have a new package design and as a food allergy mom, ingredients are listed and “may contain” statements are included so kids with food allergies will know if the cookie is safe to eat (the may contain statement is not mandatory and that is where cross contamination occurs.)

My family was in the girl scouts – my mom was a leader, my sister was a Junior and I was a Brownie. My daughter is in her third year of girl scouts and is a Junior. She has learned leadership skills from cookie sales and project work. She has gained compassion through community service. She has gone outside of her comfort zone at camp and in a canoe and emerged a stronger, more confident girl.

I have already seen changes in my daughter. She has cleaned up our street on her own as a result of one community service clean up project and started a side business selling bracelets. The sky is the limit in her eyes and it is exciting to see her grow into an active, responsible citizen and future entrepreneur.

I am thankful for organizations such as Girl Scouts that give our children the life skills they need to succeed that they might not get otherwise, in the classroom or elsewhere.

February 8 is National Girl Scout Cookie Day!

Join in on the fun and festivities on National Girl Scout Cookie Day, when we’ll celebrate the world’s largest girl-led business and make it easy for you to buy or order cookies from your local Girl Scout Cookie Professional. Here’s how you can stay in touch throughout the day:

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Atlanta Food Allergy News and Events

auviqFood Allergy Kids of Atlanta has events coming up for teens and parents.

Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta Teen Event
Feb 17, 2013, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Snow Mountain, Stone Mountain GA

Join us as we spend the day braving Avalanche Alley and tube runners with Dr. Luqman Seidu and the FA Kids of Atlanta volunteer team!
Many thanks to GA Allergy, Immunology, & Asthma for supporting the FA Kids 1st Annual Teen Event!

Fore details and to confirm, email Karen (at) foodallergykidsatl.org!

FA Kids Support Group Meeting
 
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Presentation will begin at 7:15 PM.
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Luqman Seidu, Georgia Allergy, Immunology, & Asthma 
TOPIC:
Food Allergies: How to recognize and treat a food allergy reaction and when to give epinephrine; Auvi-Q and Epipen discussion and demonstration.
(Please note – this will be an adult only event)
Following the presentation and questions & answers, attendees will have time to meet privately with Dr. Seidu and also meet other food allergic families in GA.

Beverages will be served and allergy friendly samples will be provided.

Food allergy resources, books, cookbooks, educational materials, 504 samples, newly diagnosed resources and more will be available for purchase & giveaway during the meeting!

Eggnots from eggnots.com will be available at $15.00 per dozen!

RSVP:

We hope to see you there! RSVP is requested for this event. Please send an email with event, number of guests attending, & any questions or concerns you would like addressed to confirm@fakidsatl.org, or by registering here: http://www.foodallergykidsatl.org/support-group-meetings.html

DIRECTIONS:

http://www.northside.com/locations/alpharetta_map.aspx
Northside Medical Complex
3400 Old Milton Parkway
Building C, Suite #310 (third floor – Educational Classroom)
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Review and register for scheduled meetings & events here: http://www.foodallergykidsatl.org/upcoming-events.html