Meals Together…Memories Forever™ Offers Families Convenient Tools and the Chance to Win Prizes Every Day

The J.M. Smucker Company Helps Busy Families Rediscover the Power of Family Meals During the HolidaysORRVILLE, Ohio  (Food-News.net)  Making family mealtime a priority is challenging during the holidays with parties, school events, and last-minute shopping trips. To help fit time together at meals into a busy schedule, families can visit www.poweroffamilymeals.com to create a meal plan with delicious recipe ideas and enter for a chance to win prizes now through January 13, 2011.

Throughout the promotion, parents can win one of 70 daily prizes of $20 gift cards, 10 weekly prizes of single-cup coffee brewers, one first prize of a set of gourmet cookware and one grand prize including a $1,000 grocery shopping spree and a set of gourmet cookware. Limit one daily and one weekly prize per person, family, household or e-mail for the entire promotion.

While on the website, busy families can also download the new iTableTime application via the Apple® App Store(SM) online store. Use the app on iPhone®, iPad™ and iPod touch® mobile digital devices, to watch recipe videos, invite family and friends via customized email or text message to meals or events, or read the family mealtime blog, written by Miriam Weinstein, author of The Surprising Power of Family Meals.

“Just as daily meals bring our immediate family together for good food and good times, holidays call for, and reward us with, more,” said Weinstein. “We make a greater effort to get together, pulling out old recipes, sliding another leaf in the table. These celebrations stop time for a moment and give us time to celebrate and create memories, as the seasons and years fly by.”

Weinstein offers guidance of how to use the holiday season as a springboard for gathering the family around the table throughout the rest of the year featured on www.poweroffamilymeals.com. The site also offers thousands of recipes, along with complete meal ideas, conversation starters, pantry planning and grocery list tools to make mealtime planning easier. And the iTableTime app, mealtime tips, conversation starters and Weinstein’s tips add inspiration to make mealtime fun for the family.

“We are honored to play a small but valuable role to help families make meals together and memories forever during the holidays and beyond,” said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company.  “We know that eating together makes families smarter, stronger and happier, which is why we are happy to offer recipes, along with complete family meal plans and other shortcuts to make the most out of family mealtime.”

The promotion ends on January 13, 2011 and is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years of age or older.  Void where prohibited.  Visit www.poweroffamilymeals.com for complete details and Official Rules.  

About The J.M. Smucker Company

For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that help families create memorable mealtime moments.  Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker’s®, Folgers®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation®, Europe’s Best® and Bick’s® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. The Company has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States 12 times, ranking number one in 2004. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.

The J.M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks, except Pillsbury, the Barrelhead logo and the Doughboy character are trademarks of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license; Carnation is a trademark of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., used under license; and Dunkin’ Donuts is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder, LLC, used under license. Borden and Elsie are trademarks used under license.

Apple, App Store, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., which are not a participant in or sponsor of the Promotion.



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