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Welch’s Valentine’s Day Fruit Snacks are BACK!

Welch’s Valentine’s Day Fruit Snacks is back for this year’s Valentine’s Day! The limited-edition offering features custom Valentine’s Day-themed graphics and heart-shaped fruit snack pieces with fun emoji faces. Even better, these fruit snacks are perfect for Valentine’s Day classroom exchanges as each pouch features a “To/From” signable front panel.
Key Product Information:
  • Heart-shaped pieces with fun emoji faces
  • Valentine’s Day-themed “To/From” signable front panel
  • Made with REAL fruit
  • 28-count box // $4.99 on Target.com
  • 32-count box // $4.98 on Walmart.com
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Made For Parents, By Parents! Because Busy Parents Need Their Hands

Let’s face it — feeding time for parents with babies can be stressful; bottles fall, spill, and you’re constantly having to watch baby to make sure they’re eating.

BABASTE® is designed to allow a baby to hold a bottle with little or no assistance. It has a ‘cradle’ that accomodates most bottles, providing nurturing parents that their baby is fed without the constant disruption of bottles being dropped or thrown. This ensures that baby is fed in a timely manner.

BABASTE® not only allows parents to be hands-free during feeding times, but it also helps children develop their strength and motor skills in the form of hand-eye coordination. It’s fully height-adjustable for growing babies and is securely kept in place with a suction cup base that adheres to most surfaces.
 
To best minimize messes and spillage, BABASTE®‘s special design automatically repositions the bottle to its original starting point whenever baby releases their bottle.
 
Give parents and babies alike the independence and self-reliance they need during feeding time with BABASTE®
  • Place Babaste on a clean “GLOSSY” smooth surface. NOT intended for matte or wood finished highchairs.
  • Babaste Bottle Holder for Toddlers and Babies is the perfect solution to bottle throwing and makes bottle feeding easy! No-Spill Design: The Holder automatically repositions its original starting point whenever baby releases their bottle. Also, the Babaste Holder has a radical pivot range, allowing the baby to grab and use from any angle!
  • Hands-Free Multi-Tasking : Allows parents to stay engaged in feeding while nurturing baby’s independence. Perfect for parents with multiple children!
  • Helps develop babies and childs hand eye coordination, independence, strength, and motor skills.
  • Made in the USA and FULLY Patented. All Materials are USA Certified & Tested with 5 STAR Child Safety Rating. BPA FREE, LEAD FREE, PVC FREE, and PHTHALATES FREE. DISCLAIMER: BOTTLE NOT INCLUDED
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Juggling motherhood and building a beauty brand

As Valentines Day is coming, do you have some ideas to celebrate this special day with your besties? Of course, February 14th is not only about romance between couples, but also a day to spread love between friendships. I will have my new-found beauty product for my girls – a mascara made by a makeup artist.

Chicago based makeup artist Mariana De Luna-Gokey, known for her work on the Oprah show and throughout Chicago’s fashion community. While juggling raising children, the makeup pro is also building a new beauty brand.

She’s created a stackable mascara, Fresame, made to volumize fast without applying too many layers–because who has time to waste!

Fresame Volumizer Mascara creates Amazing volume that is buildable. This custom brush builds and separates each lash to define them and give them Amazing volume. A Highly technological production project, a brand new pigment working process that enables hybrid products to be worked into emulsion. Patent pending productive technology assure exclusivity of the product.

It is water resistant but gentle on the lashes, we have added aloe extract to nourish your lashes. It has a creamy, light weight, and beautiful rich black color, just sweep from root to tip. Don’t forget to wiggle, try it once and you will be addicted!

Key Claims and Benefits

This mascara is Paraben Free, Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Ophthalmologist tested, Safe for contact lens wearers, Volumizing, Non-clumping, Flake proof and Smudge proof.

It’s a Beautiful Thing!

Fresame was created for the love of Makeup. Their vision is for all women to love their culture and express it through color. Through color Fresame create a character that is different everyday, that empowers us and makes us feel gorgeous. Fresame’s inspiration comes from a young age, of a Latina, who loved to play with makeup and dress up. It’s an inspiration of the culture, the music, friends, and family. At Fresame they promise to have superior quality, innovative, cruelty-free, and budget friendly cosmetics.

About Mariana De Luna-Gokey & Fresame

After Chicago native Mariana De Luna-Gokey received her BFA in Fashion Design, she focused a decade of work in cosmetics artistry which led to the creation of Fresame. It was working for renowned mogul, Bobbi Brown, that fine-tuned her knowledge-base and love for quality products.

She works makeup artistry for fashion shows, bridal and special events, including previous projects with Oprah and celebrity guests on her Chicago-based show.

Fresame Cosmetics is a fusion of De Luna-Gokey’s expert experience with the best vegan ingredients from Italy.

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NEON MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2020 NATIONAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Neon Museum announces a call for entries for its 2020 National Artist Residency. Now in its fifth year, the Neon Museum National Residency offers a U.S.-based contemporary artist the opportunity to explore and interpret The Neon Museum’s historic collection within a broader cultural context nationwide. During the winning candidate’s tenure in Las Vegas, the local community will have multiple opportunities to engage with the artist and their work. This program/project is supported, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency and the state of Nevada.


“Hosting this annual program enables us to introduce the community to a diverse array of artists who draw inspiration from The Neon Museum’s collection,” said Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer, The Neon Museum. “It’s gratifying to be able to provide a platform for new creative output and cultural dialogue.”


The successful entrant will be selected based on demonstrated artistic excellence, quality and clarity of the submission, quality and benefit of the proposed public program and demonstrated ability to complete the project within the allotted schedule. Upon completion of the residency, the museum requests the artist contribute a mutually agreed-upon artwork to the museum’s collection.

The residency spans eight weeks from June 15 through Aug. 7, 2020. For the successful candidate, the Neon Museum will provide:

  • $3,000 stipend plus a modest budget for materials, if required.
  • $800 travel allowance.
  • Living accommodations for eight weeks in downtown Las Vegas.
  • A 1,000-square-foot studio space inside the museum’s 10,000-square-foot Ne10 Studio; this space is climate-controlled (essential during Las Vegas summers) and has a ceiling height of 19 feet.
  • Access to the museum’s sign collection and archives, marketing and publicity support, photographic documentation and staffing to assisting with administering the public portion of the program.

Eligible artists must live in the United States and work in the field of visual arts (including two- and three-dimensional work as well as digital and video art), performance or sound and be over the age of 18. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Click here for application instructions.


ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Click here for tour schedules and pricing information. Follow on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter.

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Study from Sure Petcare on Pet Obesity Points Finger at ‘Pet Pilferers’ and Accidental Overfeeding

Nearly half (44%) of all pet owners have caught their pets stealing from a co-habiting animal’s bowl, according to the results of a study on pet obesity undertaken by Sure Petcare, the pet technology specialist. The study also found almost three in four (72%) owners had over-fed their pets, while two thirds (64%) of pet owners had never used weighing scales to measure out their pet’s food.

With a recent poll of U.K. veterinarians reporting 46% of dogs and 34% of cats were overweight or obese, the study asked pet owners a series of probing questions about their pet’s feeding and exercise habits and general behavior.

Trained veterinarian and Managing Director of Sure Petcare, David Hallas, said, “Pet obesity is a complex subject with a multitude of different reasons behind why our pets are putting on weight. Our study helps shed light on some of the causes. We encourage owners to treat their pets as they would a member of their own family by measuring and monitoring what they eat and ensuring they are getting enough good quality, regular exercise.”

Results of Sure Petcare Pet Obesity Study

The study results highlighted food stealing, overfeeding and lack of exercise as major areas of concern. It revealed:

– Three in four (72%) pet owners had overfed their pet.

– More than half (64%) of pet owners never used weighing scales to ensure correct food portions.

– Almost one in two (45%) of pet owners did not know their pet’s existing weight.

– Nearly half (44%) of the pet owners had caught one pet taking food from another’s bowl, and a number (31%) of pet owners admitted to re-filling the bowl in case this had happened.

– Over a third (35%) of pet owners did not know the correct recommended daily intake for their pet’s breed or size.

– Some pet owners (15%) admitted to only exercising their pet a few times a week.


Additional study data found nearly one in eight (13%) pet owners believed their pet had suffered weight-related health issues, with bad knees due to the excess weight, pancreatitis and kidney problems, among the most-noted conditions.

RSA insurance group, More Than, recently revealed that of the 12 most common pet insurance claims reported last year, half of those involved pet obesity. The data showed that pets being overweight or not getting enough exercise could contribute to the development of obesity-influenced conditions. “With the rise in obesity levels, there may be implications in terms of health care costs managing these conditions. We hope our study will give pet owners some ways they can help care for and understand their pets more than ever before, contributing to a happier and healthier lifestyle,” said Hallas.

SURE PETCARE™ Product Portfolio

Sure Petcare has introduced a number of products that can help maintain a pet’s health and well-being.

The SUREFEED™ Microchip Pet Feeder Connect weighs and monitors food portions of pets and uses the animal’s microchip, while the SURE PETCARE™ collar tag prevents unauthorized pets with having access to the food in the bowl. Owners can build up a detailed understanding of the unique feeding patterns of their pet through the SURE PETCARE™ app, while any changes to pets’ feeding behavior make it easier for owners to spot potential health issues.

Meanwhile, the dog behavior and activity monitor SURE PETCARE™ ANIMO™ helps owners build up a detailed picture of their dog’s health and well-being from how much exercise they are getting, to how much sleep, even detailing if they are barking or scratching excessively. ANIMO allows owners to set and monitor daily activity and calorie-burn goals for their dog so they can see how much exercise they are getting.

About The Study
The quantitative study on pet obesity surveyed 500 dog and cat owners across the U.K. Participants were asked a series of questions relating to the feeding and exercise habits of their pets, as well as their behavior and day-to-day routine.

About Sure Petcare

Sure Petcare, the pet technology specialist, provides pet products that empower owners to care for their pets in entirely new ways. Founded in 2007, we have developed an award-winning range of microchip-operated pet doors and feeders, which solve many problems commonly experienced by pet owners. SURE PETCARE, along with HOMEAGAIN®, is a Companion Animal portfolio of digital products within MSD Animal Health.

In 2017, Sure Petcare expanded its product range to include connected devices designed to provide proactive pet care by giving owners data and insight into their pets’ day-to-day behaviors, activities and routines. Over time, this information will provide pet owners a greater understanding of their pet’s health and wellbeing. Sure Petcare sells direct through retail stores and veterinary practices in 35 countries.

Through its commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, MSD Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. MSD Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals and the people who care for them.
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SNACK BARS TAKE THE TAHINI CRAZE TO HEALTHY, DELICIOUS NEW HEIGHTS

The Mighty Sesame Company introduces TahiniBAR,
the Energy Bar Made From Sesame Seeds
Available in Three Exciting Varieties: Cocoa Nibs, Pistachio, and Vanilla

Sesame seeds are truly one of the most ancient foods on earth. In fact, sesame plants are the oldest known plant species to be grown primarily for their seeds (pods) and oils rather than for their leaves, fruit or vegetables.

TahiniBAR is leading the pack in many of today’s hottest food trends.

  • Demand for authentic Mediterranean food, particularly seed-based spreads like hummus and tahini, is on the rise in the United States, with even more growth in the forecast.
  •  The market for healthy portable snacks has seen dynamic growth; bars are more widely available and consumed on a more casual basis than ever before.
  • The gluten-free movement continues to gain traction as shoppers become more mindful of diets that support health and wellness. In fact, more than 30% of Generation Z and Millennials say they are willing to pay a premium for gluten-free products.
  • Finally, consumers are expecting intriguing new textures and flavors, and they want to indulge in ingredients like fruits, nuts, and chocolate.

Health Benefits – Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, molybdenum, and selenium. These translate into a variety of health benefits including cholesterol-lowering phytosterols, heart health, improved blood pressure, hormone balance, as well as cancer fighting and fat burning properties. Sesame also helps boost nutrient absorption and energy levels, too.

TahiniBAR satisfies all of these demands in a novel new format. Like tahini and its decadent dessert cousin, halvah, the energy bars are made from all-natural roasted sesame seeds. Sesame seeds help boost energy levels and are a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, Calcium, Iron, Zinc and potassium.

A twist on classic Tahini. This Tahini bar with Cocoa Nibs excites your taste buds with the naturally chocolatey taste of cocoa nibs balanced with the delicate taste of finely ground sesame seeds. Absolutely perfect together!

Naturally indulgent Tahini bar with Pistachios is a fan favorite! You’ll love the melt in your mouth sweetness of finely ground sesame seeds perfectly topped with chopped pistachios. These are just too good to resist.

This Vanilla Tahini bar packs a naturally delicious vanilla flavor which partners perfectly with the delicate flavor of ground sesame seeds. This is true bliss!

This snack size bar is a perfect anytime snack. Great for on the go or a mid-day pick me up. A heavenly snack you don’t have to feel bad about, its only 100 calories! This snack bar offers simple indulgence you’ll crave without the ingredients that you’re trying to avoid! The natural sweetness of Tahini Bars pairs perfectly with the robust flavor of coffee.

This sweet and flakey bar is sure to please your taste buds. No Gluten, No Dairy, Nothing Artificial, Plant-Based and Vegan.

About Kayco/Kayco Beyond

Kayco is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of kosher foods. Its expanded Kayco Beyond Division sources and distributes new products to the general market beyond kosher, to meet the demands of consumers looking for optional products that are healthful, convenient and/or for restricted diets and lifestyles. These brands include Dorot, Absolutely Gluten Free, Beetology, Mighty Sesame, Tuscanini Foods, Wissotzky Tea Co. and new Wonder Melon™. They are headquartered in Bayonne, NJ. (www.KAYCO.com).

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