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Healthy Eating Habits for Baby

Related to my post last week about ideas for getting your child to eat their veggies is today’s find: Start your baby on healthy eating habits early and you may never have a “white food only” kid. The more texture, flavor and variety you offer to your baby, the more likely you will have a life long healthy eater.

Click on over to read Dr. Lisa Dana’s “Healthy Eating Habits for Baby.” Dr. Dana, UCSF pediatrician and friend of Plum District.

About Dr. Dana

Dr. Lisa Dana was born in Bologna, Italy. She attended University High School in San Francisco and then went on to complete her undergraduate education at the University of California Santa Barbara. She attended Georgetown University for Medical School. She completed her Internship and Residency at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Dana is on the clinical faculty at UCSF, is a member of the San Francisco Medical Society, and is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been in practice since 1999. Dr. Dana is married and the proud parent of three children. She is a founder and past president of the The Reading Tree Literacy Program. She is on the Advisory Board of Pregnancy Magazine, and also writes a monthly article for Pregnancy.

Getting Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention release a report back in September, State-Specific Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among US Adults. In it, they concluded that fewer adults in 2009 are eating their fruits and veggies than in 2000.

A diet high in fruits and vegetables is important to reducing the risk for disease and plays an important role in overall weight control. If fewer of us adults are eating our fruits and veggies, it’s likely that our kids are not either. Today, I saw this article on SFGate (the online presence of the San Francisco Chronicle) called “5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies” that offers 5 ways to get your kids to each their veggies. They share 5 recipes from the popular Weelicious web site authored by Catherine McCord. Happy reading (and cooking).

Now Featuring Facebook Connect

We recently added Facebook Connect to Plum District. This allows you to login to Plum District with one click by using your Facebook account whether you are new to The District or a long time user. One less username and password to create and remember.

The First Time You Login

Here’s how it works the first time you login with Facebook Connect:

1. Click the Facebook Connect icon whenever you need to login to Plum District–either from the header of our site or on the login page when you buy, refer friends, or view your account.

2. If you are not already logged into Facebook on your computer, you will be presented with the Facebook login screen. If you are logged into Facebook, you’ll go straight to #3 below.

3. Facebook will ask you for your permission to share information with Plum District. Click Allow to share this information with us (or Don’t Allow if you don’t want to).Facebook Request Persmission Screen

What Permissions Are We Asking For?

We ask for the basic information that your Facebook account is set to share with Everyone, so we are not collecting anything you haven’t already made public. The key info that we use to deliver our service to are the following:

  • Name: Your first and last name which we need when you buy a deal.
  • Gender: We use this data in aggregate so that we know our audience by percent female versus male.
  • Send Email: This is to for send you the daily deal for the District(s) to which subscribe and to send a confirmation email when you buy on our site or earn Plum Dollars from referring friends.

The Second and Subsequent Times You Login with Facebook Connect

Any subsequent time that you want to login to Plum District, simply click the Facebook Connect icon, and (if you are logged into Facebook on your computer), wham! You are logged in to Plum District. One click. No typing.

If you are not logged into Facebook, just enter your Facebook username and password on the login screen, then, wham! One click. A little typing.

We’re excited to offer you this simple, fast, and easy way to join the District!

How the Refer a Friend Program Works

There seems to be some misinformation that has spread about how Refer a Friend programs work, in general, and the Plum District Refer a Friend program, in particular. I want to clarify how it works (and why).

In short, it works this way:

  1. You visit our Refer a Friend page and send email invites to your friends.
  2. If your friends click the link in your email and sign-up, you get $10 Plum Dollars as a reward for referring them.
  3. If they purchase within 7 days of you sending the invite, they get $5 Plum Dollars towards that first purchase.

We can only award Plum Dollars if your friends click that link in your invite email. It’s how we know for certain that you referred them. Because we know the date/time that you sent the invite (because you did it from our site), we know if their first purchase is in the 7 day time limit.

Why Don’t My Friends Get $5 Plum Dollars if they click my Facebook or Twitter link?

If you send your invites via Facebook or Twitter, your friends can’t get the $5 Plum Dollars because, unfortunately, Facebook and Twitter don’t provide us a means to know the date/time of when your post or tweet goes up. Thus, we have now way of knowing if your friend’s purchase is within the 7 day window. You, however, still get $10 Plum Dollars whenever they make their first purchase because we do know that you referred them.

Neither you nor your friends get Plum Dollars when you write in to Customer Support and tell us that so and so referred you or that you referred so and so and they made a purchase. We would really love to help you, but we can’t do it without the link tracking in place that verifies referrals. Sorry. A few bad apples spoiled this method years ago when Refer a Friend programs were new to the Internet.

Why Don’t I or My Friends Get Plum Dollars When the deal is a Plum Steal?

Plum Steals are special deals that we negotiate with the vendor. Their such great deals for you that in order for us to cover our costs, we can’t allow Plum Dollars to be used. We’re a for-profit  start-up with limited means. We need the cash from these deals to pay our bills. Sorry. On the positive side, at least we are able to offer these great deals in the first place, and we’re awfully thankful that you like them enough to tell your friends.

Diapers.com is sold out

Diapers.com is Now Sold Out

Diapers.com is sold out

Thanks to the thousands of you who purchased the deal today, and sorry to those of you who missed it! We only had (an undisclosed) several thousand of them to sell, and we SOLD OUT!

Diapers.com is sold out