FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Jeanne Micallef IMJ Communications (248) 547-5576
Actress Selma Blair Becomes First Celebrity get REAL™ Mom
and Urges Fellow Celebrity Parents to Join Her and get REAL for kids™
New Non-profit Organization get REAL for kids™ Teaches Parents to
Help Children Live Their Best Lives with REAL Food, REAL Health, and REAL Parenting
West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 – get REAL for kids™ announced today that actress Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions (1999), Legally Blonde (2001), Hellboy (2004)) has joined the get REAL Revolution™ designed to change the way parents feed their children, treat children’s illnesses, and parent. To announce Blair’s support of the mission, getREALforkids.com released new photos of Blair with her six month old son Arthur Saint Bleick, her first child. (Photography by Melissa Hutchinson)
“As a mom I want the very best for my son Saint and get REAL for kids™ makes it easy with practical advice on how and why we should feed our children local organic foods, heal our kids from the inside out, and parent in a way that allows them to thrive,” said Blair. “Celebrity moms have a wonderful opportunity to set an example for how to get REAL for kids™. I hope other celebrity parents will join me in sharing and supporting this wonderful resource and get REAL with their own children.”
The announcement coincides with the launch of get REAL for Kids™, a non-profit organization created by nourishMD founders holistic pediatrician Dr. Sue McCreadie, MD, and holistic health and parenting coach Angelle Batten, MEd.
“Our children are bombarded with fake food choices everywhere – at school, at church, even at the bank. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to navigate our children to health and happiness when they are consuming ingredients that will increase their chances of becoming obese, diabetic, or developing cancer or other diseases someday,” said Batten. “We know that just a few small changes can transform your child’s health and happiness. Our goal at get REAL for kids™ is to turn millions of children around to health and happiness so they can live their best life and, in turn, make the world a better place for everyone.”
“It’s heartbreaking to see so many children on daily medications these days – for allergies, for attention issues, for mood problems, for high cholesterol and diabetes, or just to go to sleep and stay asleep,” said Dr. McCreadie. “Clearly, we must be missing the BIG picture for so many children to be dependent on daily medications to function. get REAL for kids™ has some powerful tools that can help and with the launch of our new website we have an exciting new way to share them.”
The get REAL for kids™ non-profit organization will help parents get REAL with food, health and parenting by:
1. Raising Awareness with the get REAL Revolution™ on how the decisions parents make every day around food, health and parenting affect their child’s health and happiness.
2. Giving Back through the get REAL and Give Back™ Charity which provides education and resources on food, health and parenting. The organization plans to use contributions to launch the Planting Seeds for Health and Happiness Program that will provide school communities with food, health, and parenting education kits and the resources to build an organic school garden.
The foundation of get REAL for kids™ is REAL Food, REAL Health, and REAL Parenting:
1. REAL Food – REAL food is food as nature intended: local, organic, and non-processed.
2. REAL Health – REAL health is REAL balance - not the absence of disease.
3. REAL Parenting – REAL parenting is creating conditions for your child to be the best version of himself.
For more information about get REAL for kids™ visit http://www.getREALforkids.com.
Media requests can be directed to Jeanne Micallef of IMJ Communications at (248) 547-5576.
About get REAL for kids™
The get REAL Revolution™ is about getting REAL for kids by changing the way we eat, treat illness, and parent. get REAL™ is a movement for you - to easily understand how to feed your family REAL food, how to heal your child’s illness (not just medicate his symptoms), and help your child grow to be the best version of herself. A few simple changes can transform your child’s life. It’s time to get REAL™ for kids with REAL food, REAL health, and REAL parenting. Together, we can turn millions of children around to health and happiness! Get ready – the revolution starts with YOU!
About Dr. Sue McCreadie, MD
Susan McCreadie, MD, is the co-founder of get REAL for kids™ and the non-profit get REAL for kids™. Her consultative holistic pediatric practice is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since graduating from Wayne State Medical School (1998) and finishing her pediatric residency and chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (2002), Dr. Sue has studied medical acupuncture, cranial-sacral therapy, Reiki, and mind-body techniques. She started her own consultative holistic pediatric practice (2002) and currently uses nutrition and homeopathy to help children heal from allergies, asthma, eczema, ADD, and other medical problems. Dr. McCreadie is a mom to Kaitlin (7), Elle (4), and Addison (2).
About Angelle Batten, MEd
Angelle Batten, MEd, Family Wellness Coach, is co-founder of get REAL for kids™ and the non-profit get REAL for kids™. She coaches parents locally and all over the world. With over 25 years working with children and parents in the field of education, 13 years on a holistic parenting path and seven years as a certified holistic health coach, Angelle’s mission is to inspire and support parents in raising healthy, happy kids. Angelle’s passion for REAL food and health led her to become certified through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (2005) as a holistic health coach. Angelle lives in Brighton, Michigan with her husband, daughter Natalie (12), sons Jacob and Lucas (10).
About Selma Blair
Selma Blair is one of today¹s most exciting and versatile actresses. She has worked with an array of prominent film directors including Todd Solondz (Storytelling), Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army), Robert Benton (Feast of Love) and John Waters (A Dirty Shame). Other film credits include Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, In Good Company and Pretty Persuasion. For her reading of The Diary of Anne Frank: The Definitive Edition, Blair was nominated for a 2011 Grammy (Best Spoken Word Recording for Children). She will be seen next starring opposite Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow in Todd Solodnz's Dark Horse and will star opposite Charlie Sheen in Anger Management for FX.