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October 16, 2008

Excel, Soar and Thrive -The Natural Way!

Childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are all terms that are associated all too often with kids today. From preschoolers to teenagers, physical and behavioral health issues in our nation's children are skyrocketing out of control. How we eat, directly affects our concentration, energy level, metabolism, and resistance to disease. Even academic achievers and active athletes feel the strain of a busy and demanding school week, and what they eat affects how they perform. So whether your child appears to be the epitome of good health or is challenged with one or more health concerns, here are a few tips for helping our kids excel in school, soar in health and thrive in life – Naturally!

Believe it or not—there ARE healthy snacks
kids LOVE!

I know this sounds as far-fetched as the tooth fairy, but I know two companies who not only are dedicated to making natural goodness taste great, their products have passed the “Kid Taste Test.” Having an 8-year-old son means often having a house full of kids. So I KNOW the struggle between providing “nutritious snacks” and “snacks kids will eat.” I realize that our son Ridge has grown up on a diet full of high fiber, less sugar and less fat than many kids, so his palate is probably easier to please with “healthy snacks” than most. However, when the neighborhood kids and cousins show up in our kitchen for snack time, not a one turns down a triple chocolate VitaTop muffin from Vitalicious™ or a handful of Wild Berry Mix from Eden Foods!

Thanks to both of these companies, the snack balancing act has gotten tons easier for parents. Vitalicious makes the most amazingly delicious single-serving VitaTops (muffin tops) and VitaBrownies. Each 100-calorie, preservative-free serving has 5-6 grams of fiber, 2-5 grams of protein and loads of vitamins and minerals.

And if you know me at all, you’ve heard me say more than once, “Eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal or snack.” I realize that this can sometimes be a struggle with kids, but, ta dah…. Eden has magically answered this with their delicious nut and dried fruit mixes. Dried blueberries (my son’s all-time favorite!) cranberries, cherries, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds … YUM. Trust me, kids love ‘em!

Adding these healthy snack options to your pantry (not JUST for kids!) is as easy as a “3 clicks.” Use the links here and go directly to their online shopping carts to order your healthy snacks today – all with special discount offers using the “Zonya” discount code!!

Been Searching for Your Fitness Groove?
Look no Further!

Zonya has teamed up once again with Movement Training Specialist Sherry McLaughlin to bring you an innovative workout program like no other! Delivered in a 30-minute Beginner workout and a 30-minute Advanced workout, this program is designed to help you move better and feel stronger – without pain or compromise – in your everyday life. Focusing on your core, legs and arms, Sherry and Zonya teach you how to retrain your muscles to work the way they were designed to work regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. “Everyday Fitness: Movement Training Program” enhances any exercise workout or athletic activity you are currently doing and will help you move easier without pain in your everyday activities.

This new DVD will be ready to ship in early November, and by pre-ordering now we’ll pay your shipping ($4.95 value). Just visit the shopping cart and use the special coupon code “Fitness2008” to get started on your road to a pain-free, active lifestyle TODAY!

Come See Me LIVE!

Here’s your chance to catch me live and in person at upcoming events open to the public. If you do attend, make sure you say hello and let me know you’re one of my e-NEWS subscribers. I’d love to say hi! I add new events all the time to my event calendar at, so visit often and maybe I’ll see you soon in your area.

Monday, October 27, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, “Women’s Professional Development Conference” in Columbus, Indiana.

Saturday, November 1, Saint Anthony’s Health Center,“Mind Body Spirit Health Fair” in Alton, Illinois.

Wednesday, November 12, Delta College, “Discovery Series with The Power of One Good Habit” in University Center, Michigan.

Tuesday, November 18, Fort Wayne Newspapers, “Cooking Show with Zonya” in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Check Out My New Speaking Topics!

I’ve just updated my speaking topics and added a couple new ones that might answer the perfect presentation for you or your clients. You can check out all my topics at Here’s a peek at one of them:

Taking Your Health to the Next Level --
Perfect for the health-savvy audience!

So you don’t smoke. You eat your fruits and veggies. You eat whole-grain bread and brown rice instead of the white stuff. And, you even exercise 3 times a week. Hooray for you! Now let me ask… Are you ready to take your health to the next level?

Should you be buying organics to further dodge cancer? Are you getting enough Vitamin D and calcium to fight the ravages of aging? Would your immune system be improved with pro-biotics? Might you stave off arthritis, heart disease and Alzheimer’s with daily fish oil? Getting the scoop on these issues and more will no doubt have your health soaring to the next level!

Look for “Zonya’s Health Bites” on your local PBS station for practical grocery tips, fun in the kitchen with delicious recipes, everyday fitness with Zonya and Sherry. Check your station's listing on their Web site and contact them if they aren’t already airing the show.

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15% Off!
Type "Zonya" in the coupon code when you order from the Eden store and get 15% off regular pricing.

10% Off!
Visit the Vitalicious Store and enter the coupon code “Zonya” when prompted during checkout and receive 10% off any regularly priced items.