Winners: April Giveaway


BundleImage_NOURISHINGHOPEFor autism awareness month 2015we are giving away 30 Get Started Product Bundles — one set for each day of the month! They include copies of Julie Matthews’ award-winning book“Nourishing Hope for Autism,” her “Cooking To Heal” cookbook and videos, and her “Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid.” Our aim is to help 30 New Families to understand, become inspired, and make the most of diet and nutrition improvements.

The First 10 Winners (from 5 countries)…

We used a random number generator to choose the first 10 winners. We were delighted to find families from 5 countries represented. We’ll be following up with families to get them their books and materials, and hope they will share with us their success and questions along the way. You can follow us on Facebook and ask your questions there.  We look forward to see how these new 30 families do on their journey for nourishing hope.
  • Diana N – USA
  • Gosia W – Poland
  • Marco V – USA
  • Merilyn B – Australia
  • Sajeel  S – Pakistan
  • Sana R – USA
  • Shawna G – USA
  • Thajisha M – India
  • Trisha G – USA
  • Ursa U – USA

Our next 10 Winners

  • Christien I
  • Phyllis H
  • Sherice S
  • Laura E
  • Melissa D
  • Diane S
  • Kelly W
  • Gina B
  • Tanya T
  • Ann H

and our final 10 Winners

  • Milva H.
  • Christian I.
  • Tom J.
  • Raquel S.
  • Caren R.
  • Sherry F.
  • Jane H.
  • Dinah R.
  • Ana N.
  • Mumtaz C.

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who received her master’s degree in medical nutrition with distinction from Arizona State University. She is also a published nutrition researcher and has specialized in complex neurological conditions, particularly autism spectrum disorders and ADHD for over 20 years. Julie is the award winning author of Nourishing Hope for Autism, co-author of a study proving the efficacy of nutrition and dietary intervention for autism published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients, and also the founder of Download her free guide, 12 Nutrition Steps to Better Health, Learning, and Behavior.

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