For Immediate Release: October 28, 2013
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The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Defend Your Life Among Best in Family-Friendly Products!

Media Release – October 28, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the vitamin D health book Defend Your Life among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. Defend Your Life encourages readers to discover how vitamin D supplementation provides a safe, easy, and inexpensive approach to improve health and quality of life.

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services. Acknowledging the author of Defend Your Life, Susan Rex Ryan, MCA Executive Director Dawn Matheson stated, “As a Distinguished Honoree, you are an important contributor to our mission of helping families grow emotionally, spiritually and physically. It’s our joy to acknowledge those who are fueled only by their passion to make a better world by writing an inspiring book…”

Around the world parents, educators, librarians and retailers look for the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for families and children.

An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s Manners Minute; and Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place™ TV Show.

MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.

Defend Your Life author Susan Rex Ryan commented, “I am thrilled and honored to win a Mom’s Choice Award®. My hope is this prestigious accolade will help highlight the importance of vitamin D in everyone’s health.” Ms. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and a Master of Science degree from the U.S. military’s National War College. In addition, she has earned scores of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits from accredited U.S. medical programs approved by, inter alia, The American Academy of Family Physicians. Her professional memberships include the Vitamin D Council, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

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