• 31Dec

    Today’s post is contributed by GMM Intern, Skye Estroff

    I don’t know about you, but I start hearing the phrase, “New Years Resolutions” and my head starts ringing, “here we go again…” The expression has positive intentions, but it’s almost too full of high hopes, which makes us feel defeated before January 1 even begins. It may be said every year, but now is the time to make a change! No more unlucky 13’s to get us down! I have just the tips to keep us on track throughout all of 2014, not just the first few motivated weeks:

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      • I’m every bit an extrovert, so it comes as no shock that I will tell everyone around me my New Years Resolutions in detail. It may seem like a daunting task if you skew more toward the side of an introvert, but trust me it helps!       Getting your family and friends in the know about your goals can help give you the support you need when making positive changes in your life. Their encouragement (and sometimes nagging reminders) will help keep your goals on the forefront of your mind.
    • Eat some green in 2014!3923917868_f49fd3dc94_o
      • Cupcakes, juicing, and froyo fads may come and go but green will never go out of style. Green vegetables and fruits are rich in fiber, iron and calcium, which aid in GI, blood and bone health.  Keeping on top of your daily values of vegetables will get you on track with green (choosemyplate.com). It’s difficult to choose steamed broccoli over French fries no matter how health conscious you are, so I’m giving you a few creative options that are a lot more crave-able than the standard salad!
    • Drink more water!Water_drop_001
      • If this is the year we vow to be good to our bodies, then it’s the year we up our water intake. Water is a vital part of our health. It aids in kidney health, preventing dehydration and controlling calories by making us feel full faster. It’s recommended we drink about 8 cups daily, but you can never have too many! Try subbing one Coke a day for a glass of water and by the time 2015 hits you’ll be 15 pounds lighter.

    Never thought change could be this easy, did you? Keep it simple with these 3 tricks and you’ll be feeling better than ever in 2014!

    Green Recipes:

    1. GMM Holiday Spinach Dip- http://www.goodmeasuremeals.com/health/holiday-spinach-dip
    2. Kraft Spinach Lasagna- http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/spinach-lasagna-51636.aspx

    Skye Estroff is a senior at University of Georgia studying Dietetics as well as Human Development and Family Science. She is an ambassador for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, an active member of the Student Dietetic Association and NEGDA, and shadows a Clinical Dietitian at Athens Regional Medical Center. She is now working as a Health Promotion Intern for Good Measure Meals. 

  • 23Jun

    When you’re a social enterprise like Good Measure Meals™ — one which donates 100% of your proceeds to our nonprofit parent organization — you understandably keep your marketing expenses to a minimum. Instead, you focus even more intently on enagaging customers in a conversation — whether real or virtual — so that you can provide them with a better, more personalized level of service and support.

    That works to our advantage, since no other gourmet meal provider is fortunate enough to be powered by individuals who are passionately dedicated to promoting health and wellness for everyone in our community. And no other gourmet meal provider makes such a concerted effort to listen to our customers so that we can support you and constantly adapt to your evolving needs.

    While Philip, Harmony and Katherine in Customer Service are only a phone call or an email away, many times our customers prefer to communicate with us in other ways. Whether it’s simply by posting on our Facebook page, taking one of our weekly online menu surveys, or commenting on an article in our online newsletter — EVERY customer interraction is invaluable to us. So it’s important that we continue to search for new ways to get your feedback and provide you with the most relevant information possible to help you to live a healthier life.

    And what better way to do that than to ask you to consider taking a very brief survey about your use (or non-use) of social media?

    We understand that it’s not for everyone, but it’s become an increasingly convenient and cost-effective way for GMM to provide our customers a higher level of support. Even if Facebook isn’t your thing, there may be a great blog about exercise or nutrition that you follow. Or if you don’t give a tweet about Twitter, but love watching cooking demos on YouTube, you know more about social media than you may think.

    We sincerely hope you’re take a few minutes to complete our survey. We’re not necessarily interested in what is cheap or cool, but we are definitely interested in being relevant to you and finding out more about how you’d like to interact with us. After all, your satisfaction is our number one priority!

     

     

  • 06Apr

    We have officially had one week of new menu items. Very exciting stuff! I want to know what you think. Feedback is key to the success of the menus.

    I am actively taking customer comments all of the time – this is really the only way that the menu can keep improving. Our customers voices really are heard. For example, last menu cycle we had several customers tell us that they were sensitive to red bell peppers and that there were just too many in the menu. I took the menu and reviewed every single recipe and every ingredient to identify the meals with red bell peppers – I was then able to modify the recipes and rearrange the new menu so that red bell peppers were spaced farther apart in the menu. This was never something that I had taken into consideration. Now I will be paying close attention to this for all future menus.

    Based on the feedback I can modify or tweak recipes or change the cooking method mid-cycle. I will also use the feedback in future menus.

    There are several ways to get your feedback to me:

    Leave a comment on the blog – click on the title of the blog, scroll down to the bottom and enter your comment. This type of feedback is helpful because everyone can see what you say and other customers might be inclined to get some dialogue going.


    Send me an email – I will reply promptly.
    aritchie@goodmeasuremeals.com
    Send an email through our new website – email goes immediately to Phyllis White, our Customer Service Manager. Go to www.goodmeasuremeals.com and click on “contact us” at the bottom of the page.

    Leave a comment on our facebook page. Also a great way to see what other customers are saying about the food.
    http://www.facebook.com/GoodMeasureMeals

    Every week we have a customer feedback report. All the comments go into this report and it is emailed to everyone on our staff, including our chefs. We all work together to resolve the issues and strive to continue making improvements.

    Thanks so much! I look forward to hearing from you!