For many people, the time between spring and summer is when positive lifestyle changes become a priority. That time is now: May 3 signals the midpoint between the two seasons. Tyson Foods, makers of Tyson Grilled & Ready chicken and beef products, wants to help everyone look and feel their best this summer through the Countdown to a Better You program.

The program runs through June 21, 2013, the first official day of summer, so whether get-healthy plans include improved eating habits or more trips to the gym, there is still plenty of time to make this summer the best one ever. Interested participants can visit Facebook.com/GrilledAndReady to register for the program, and for the chance to win prizes from top online cooking, fitness and entertainment retailers.

Deciding to make smarter food choices is the easy part; following through is the challenge. The right motivational push like the Countdown to a Better You can provide the confidence needed to turn selecting more wholesome foods into a daily habit. Tyson Grilled & Ready products make it simply convenient with a variety of delicious options that offer a great grilled taste that can be enjoyed right out of the bag. Eating better and maintaining a well-balanced diet is simpler with Tyson Grilled & Ready products because they're fully cooked, low in fat and have no preservatives.

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"We're excited to be a part of our fans' successful summer preparations and want to reward those who are really working to make eating better part of their daily routine by offering a program that recognizes those pursuing their goals," said Alicia Mosley, senior brand manager for Tyson Foods. "Making healthful meal choices can be difficult when you're pressed for time, but Tyson Grilled & Ready products can help overcome these meal time hurdles by offering nutritious chicken and beef options that take minutes to prepare."

Maintaining a wholesome diet year-round, even when faced with the temptations of summertime cookouts, boardwalk strolls and road trips, can be better managed with convenient chicken and beef products that are perfect as an entrée or a snack. Simply add any chicken or beef product to your favorite dish to serve up good-for-you, protein-rich meals in a flash. Beyond making better food choices, there are other benefits to be enjoyed by participating in the Countdown to a Better You by rewarding yourself with prizes.

To take advantage of these rewards, visit Facebook.com/GrilledAndReady and click on the Countdown to a Better You tab to register. Consumers can start purchasing Tyson Grilled & Ready products and save the UPCs to redeem for prizes. As an added bonus, users can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 10 grand prizes - a $500 VISA gift card.