, Tiffani Thiessen And Nutri-Grain Want To Send You On Vacation, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Tiffani Thiessen And Nutri-Grain Want To Send You On Vacation

, Tiffani Thiessen And Nutri-Grain Want To Send You On Vacation, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Tiffani Thiessen isn’t new to Hollywood. As a child actor, she’s appeared on the small scene in everything from “Saved by the Bell” to “Alexa and Katie.” Her newest projects have taken a decidedly different turn into the most tasty of arenas: food. As the host of MTV’s Deliciousness, Thiessen shares some of the funniest and most viral food videos out there. Her next food feat? Teaming up with Nutri-Grain to give families a break after over a year of restrictions and upheaval.

“Food has always been very much a part my life so it’s been kind fun to have a career in that sort of area. It was really exciting that Nutri-Grain came to me. I think as a parent, I realize how much we negotiate with our children when it comes to food: a snack a meal or whatever. The amount of just trying to get them to eat something healthy.” Thiessen explains.

“They told me a statistic that blew my mind.” She continues. “They said half of parents spend about nine days a year negotiating about food. Nine days in a year. That’s a lot of days.”

So what does that mean for her partnership? Nutri-Grain’s “Getaway From Negotiation” sweepstakes is going to give five families a vacation up to $10,000. Just comment on Nutri-Grain and you tell them where you want to go. “If you need ideas,” Thiessen laughs, “you’re more than welcome to ask me and maybe…I can even come along!” 

Thiessen and her family are active in the kitchen and beyond. Says Thiessen, “We grow a lot of fruits and vegetables and stuff which has been really fun to have the kids involved with that  whole aspect of food. Where it comes from and watching it grow and using it in the kitchen. Enchiladas are big, a favorite of my kids that I used to have when I was young. Coming from southern California, of course, we have taco nights a lot and pizza nights. The kids love making their own pizza.” 

Food is always a conversation. How does she feel about the trend towards body positivity?

“I wish I had this body positivity years ago. I love it, I embrace it. I think it’s way overdue. And being a woman in this business, I know all about it. I grew up having to hear it, see it, feel it, all of that. I love that we’re finally starting to embrace all the differences between what we look like on the outside. Especially being a mother of two. My body isn’t the same as it was twenty years ago.” 


Any tips for parents who are spending too much time negotiating with their kids?

Laughing Thiessen adds, “yeah, buy Nutri-Grain.” She then explains further. “I think it’s about trying to find something that you can both agree upon that is easily accessible in your pantry to fall back on. That’s how I feel about Nutri-Grain. It’s one of those items that’s in the pantry that I really allow the kids to have their independence to go and grab because they know I will always say yes to that. I think finding those items that you don’t have to negotiate on, that are just in the pantry.”

What has this summer been like for Thiessen and her family?

“We just went on an eleven day RV trip. For eleven days. It was really fun. You go from literally being in your house for a year to a smaller car/smaller house for eleven days. But it was really fun. We went in to the Grand Canyon and to Colorado and went white water rafting. Went into Zion which is one of the most stunning parks I’ve ever seen. I think we’ll make it a tradition every year.”

As for RV cuisine, Thiessen was just as ready as her family for a vacation from the kitchen. “I kind of gave myself a break on the cooking when we were travelling. I’ve spent the last over a year making three meals and about nine snacks a day and, you know what, I just was like I’m not gonna do it. So I took a break and it was a much needed break. And I loved every moment of it.” 

The Nutri-Grain sweepstakes post is live on their Instagram page. See below for official rules.

  • HOW TO ENTER: Head to Nutri-Grain’s Instagram (@nutrigrain) and comment on the official sweepstakes entry post (going live on 7/14) with your dream family getaway destination in the contiguous U.S. for a chance to win.
  • Act fast! Fans have until July 28 to enter.
  • THE PRIZE: Nutri-Grain will select five lucky winners to each receive the family getaway of their dreams in the contiguous U.S. valued at up to $10,000, plus a year’s supply of Nutri-Grain® soft-baked breakfast bars and bites to keep future negotiations at bay.
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