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Drink Spotlight: KidsLuv Introduces Newest Flavor, Peach Me, I’m Orange



This summer, KidsLuv is making it easy for parents to ensure their kids get the nutrition and hydration they need, wherever this summer may take them

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- KidsLuv, the vitamin enhanced, zero sugar kids' beverage, today introduces its newest flavor, Peach Me, I'm Orange, which is now available on Amazon and KidsLuv.com. The new flavor will join the brand's two existing fun-luving flavors, Flying Fla-Mango and Starstruck Coconut. All three flavors have zero sugar, only 10 calories and 2g carbs, and nine essential Vegan vitamins and minerals in each serving.

Launched in 2018, KidsLuv, created by Founder and CEO of The Luving Company Ashi Jelinek, is a unique kids' beverage that features zero sugar coupled with a functional vitamin delivery system, giving kids a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals that their bodies need, without harmful sugars. All three flavors are 100% clean labeled, Certified Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher and Gluten-free, and packaged in an 8 oz. recyclable, resealable, straw-free drink carton. In April 2020, KidsLuv celebrated a retail expansion into Walmart Stores and CVS Pharmacy, which welcomed KidsLuv original 4-packs of Flying Fla-Mango and Starstruck Coconut into over 2,000 total retail locations across 30 states.

"We're thrilled to welcome our newest flavor, Peach Me, I'm Orange, to the KidsLuv family," says Ashi Jelinek, Founder and CEO of KidsLuv. "Summer might look different for many kids this year, but that doesn't mean families have to settle for unhealthy kids' beverages. Our third and newest flavor is a welcome solution for parents who are wearing many hats these days; serving KidsLuv will ensure kids get the hydration and nutrition they need, especially as we move into warmer summer days."

In May 2020, KidsLuv was distributed in Feed the Children's Hope Boxes to over 800 families in the NYC area that have been greatly impacted during this unprecedented time. Many of these boxes and products were delivered "door to door" to families who have limited means of transportation to attain healthy food and beverage options. This donation aligns with the company's ongoing mission to make a healthy drink option accessible and available to kids everywhere.

About KidsLuv
KidsLuv is a zero sugar vitamin enhanced beverage created by a mother of three and Shark Tank alumni, Ashi Jelinek, upon recognizing a growing demand in the kids' beverage space for less sugar and healthier products. Established in 2018, The Luving Company, a female-founded and minority-owned business, launched it's first brand, KidsLuv, designed to give kids a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals their bodies need, without the harmful sugars. KidsLuv products are currently available online at  KidsLuv.comThrive MarketAmazon and can be found in Natural Independents Markets, United Supermarkets, Walmart Stores and CVS Pharmacy. For more information about the company and to find a store, visit www.KidsLuv.com and follow on Instagram and Facebook.



Peach Me, I'm Orange is the newest flavor from KidsLuv, the vitamin enhanced, zero sugar kids’ beverage that has nine essential Vegan vitamins and minerals, only 10 calories and 2g carbs in each serving, is 100% clean labeled, Certified Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher and Gluten-free, and packaged in an 8 oz. recyclable, resealable, straw-free drink carton

Peach Me, I'm Orange is the newest flavor from KidsLuv, the vitamin enhanced, zero sugar kids’ beverage that has nine essential Vegan vitamins and minerals, only 10 calories and 2g carbs in each serving, is 100% clean labeled, Certified Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher and Gluten-free, and packaged in an 8 oz. recyclable, resealable, straw-free drink carton





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Vitamin Spotlight: Solgar U-Cubes Children’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Gummies



Solgar has been crafting nutritional supplements for generations, in fact over 65 years. And, just like all our other supplements, U-Cubes™ benefit from all the science and knowledge behind our name. Each serving of these tapioca and pectin based gummies provides 100% DV (400 IU) of Vitamin D3 for children 4 years and older and 50% DV (200 IU) for children 2 and 3 years of age... and naturally, they are Non-GMO. What's more, U-Cubes™ are manufactured in small batches that ensure the highest quality product. They're also rigorously tested for safety and potency, but never animal tested. The result? A great tasting multivitamin that U can be sure is great for your children.


Other Ingredients: Cane Syrup, Tapioca Syrup, Pectin, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Purple Berry Color Concentrate (Maqui Berry Juice Concentrate, Sugar), Black Carrot Juice Color Concentrate, Silica, Natural Flavors, Turmeric Color, Mannitol.
Contains fish (tuna and tilapia).

FREE OF: Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Yeast, Artificial Flavor and Preservatives.


SUGGESTED USE: Children 2 and 3 years of age: Chew two (2) gummies daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Adults and children 4 years of age and older: Chew four (4) gummies daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications, including blood thinners, planning any medical or surgical procedure or have any medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplement. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner if any adverse reactions occur. This product requires adult supervision and is not to be dispensed by children. Store at room temperature. Do not use if outer bottle seal is missing or damaged.








About the Company
Solgar has been innovating and producing fine quality nutritional supplements since 1947. Our ongoing mission is to provide consumers with top-quality, innovative, science-based nutritional supplements to support their total health and well-being. We are committed to exclusively distributing our products in the natural products industry where knowledgeable retailers worldwide can guide consumers through the vast array of choices.


Company: Solgar
Brand: Solgar
Slogan: Live Vibrantly
Origin: USA
Category: Dietary Supplements
Packaging: 30:15 Servings per container
Claims: Free of Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Yeast, Artificial Flavor and Preservatives
Price: $9.58
Where to Buy: Store Locator, Buy Online
Website: solgar.com








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Food Review: Crushed Fast Fruit Snack



Crushed Fast Fruit Snacks want you to be able to say Yes to a snack, to reach for 100% fruit any time, even when the fruit bowl looks sad. No mess, no spoon - just grab our snack from the cupboard or even better chilled from the fridge and go wherever your adventures take you. Set up by 2 Mums of a certain age who wanted to make life easier, happier and healthier.






Apple Puree - 61%
Strawberry Puree - 25%
Banana Puree
Apple Juice Concentrate
Aronia Juice Concentrate










Apple Puree - 65%
Banana Puree - 30%
Apple Juice Concentrate




About the Company
As busy working mums, our families are always on the go. Juggling a busy lifestyle with being healthy, is a

challenge many of us face. Loved in Europe for many years, our 100% fruit pouches are designed to make life easier, healthier and happier. Each pouch delivers one of your five a day. No mess, no spoon, just 100% fruity goodness. Perfect fruit ready 24/7.

Don't slow down when you're having fun. Simply grab one of our fast fruit snacks, and take it wherever your adventures lead you.



Company: Crushed
Brand: Crushed
Slogan: Squeeze your way to 5 a day
Origin: UK
Category: Fruit Snack
Packaging: 100g
Claims: 100% natural, Vegan Friendly, Kids
Variants: Apple & Strawberry, Apple & Banana
Price: £3.50 (multipack)
Where to Buy: Waitrose.com
Website: crusheduk.com




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Product Spotlight: VitaRocks Kids Daily Multivitamin


VitaRocks® is specially formulated for kids and is a great alternative to gummy vitamins. They do not stick to teeth like other leading children’s vitamins, which may cause damage to young teeth. VitaRocks® have zero artificial flavors and are naturally sweetened.

Perfect for everyday use. Add to your kid’s lunch box or give to them as an after school treat.

VitaRocks® make taking a daily multivitamin fun!

Nutritional Info

Getting healthy nutrients into a picky eater’s diet has never been easy. Children require vitamins and minerals to nourish a growing, developing body but don’t always get the nutrients in the foods they enjoy. VitaRocks® can help!

VitaRocks® offer an excellent daily source of vitamins A, B, C, D, & E as well as minerals in the form of a great tasting, popping vitamin! Kids love it! And so do their parents!

No Water Needed, Just POP in your mouth!

Pour directly into mouth. Take 1 packet up to twice daily. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF SMALL CHILDREN. Intended for children age 4 and over.


Company: To Go Brands
Brand: Vita Rocks
Slogan: Healthy To Go
Category: Dietary Supplement
Origin: USA
Packaging: .21 oz (6g)
Claims: Multivitamin
Varieties: Blue Razz, New C, Cherry Blast, Grape Gusher
Price: $7.95 USD (14 packets)
Website:  togobrands.com



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Product Spotlight: Fast Fruit Juices for Kids

Fast Fruits Naturendes from GlobalBev in Brazil are an innovative new line of juices and nectars specially developed for children with a high concentration of fruit pulp.

Kids now have some new friends!

The Naturendes are little beings that inhabit a forest not far away. With their magical powers they take care of nature and bring us Fast Fruit juices. Magically kids will be enchanted!

Fast Fruit Naturendes are rich in vitamin C, have no added gluten or preservatives. "Globalbev is concerned with providing a quality product made ​​for kids.

Fast Fruit is perfect for snack time and its size is ideal to be placed in a childs lunchbox, "says Luciana Bruzzi, Director of Trade Marketing company.

Company: GlobalBev
Brand: Fast Fruit Naturendes
Category: Juices
Origin: Brazil
Packaging: 200ml
Claims:  Zero preservatives, Vitamin Enhanced, Gluten Free
Varieties: Grape, Guava, Passionfruit, Mango
Website: saborfastfruit.com.br

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Product Spotlight: GoGo squeeZ Fast Fruit

GoGo squeeZ offers a line of squeezable fruit products that make getting your daily portion of fruit easier than ever.  Targeted towards the healthy consumer that is on teh go these products are delicious and easy to open, consume and then reseal.

About the company:

GoGo squeeZ™ is the American sister brand to
Pom’Potes and is part of Materne North America, headquartered in New York City. Materne is part of the Groupemom family, owned and operated since 1854 in Boué, France.

Since 1998, over 2 billion of our innovative pouches have been sold to on-the-go families around the world.

At GoGo squeeZ, we want to make it easier for families to be healthier and happier.

We’re proud to be the leading squeezable, re-sealable, 100% fruit in a pouch. GoGo squeeZ’s products are crafted with high-quality natural ingredients to provide wholesome goodness for sipping, squeezing and enjoying, wherever life takes you.

Since 2008, GoGo squeeZ has been making quality
goodness for happier and healthier families. We’ve worked hard to grow our distribution across the country so you and your busy family can enjoy GoGo anywhere, anytime.


Company: Materne North America
Brand: Gogo squeeZ
Slogan: Simple. Good. Active. Fun
Category: Fruit Snack
Origin: USA
Packaging: 4.2 oz Pouch
Claims: 1 Serving of Fruit, 100% Fruit, Low Calorie
Varieties: Apple Raspberry Cranberry, Apple Peach Passion Fruit
Website: gogosqueez.com

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How old should you have to be to own a smartphone?

The first cell phone I ever purchased was the original Motorola Razr. I actually resisted the cell phone revolution until 2004 when Motorola’s super-thin phone lured me in, but I was already in my late twenties by then. These days, no one waits until their on the brink of 30 years old to get a phone. Cell phones and smartphones are becoming a must-have item on every kid’s wish list. It’s not about making phone calls; it’s about having a camera, audio player, gaming device, web browser, and the ability to access social media and send texts.

Mobile phones are an important invention for the human race. They have definitely changed the way the world communicates and they will continue to do so. Most of us own some kind of mobile phone. According to The World Bank‘s fairly conservative estimate, 75 percent of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone. So how old should a child reach — what milestone — before its okay to own a phone?

What about kids?

As it turns out, not very old. Nielsen research recently revealed that 58 percent of 13 to 17 year olds living in the U.S. right now have a smartphone. That’s a smartphone, an Android device or an iPhone (possibly a Windows Phone or a BlackBerry, but probably not). If we throw regular old cell phones into the mix then the figure goes up. Lookout estimates that 77 percent of 12 to 17 year olds in the U.S. have a cell phone of some kind.

You can’t blame kids for wanting one given that their peers probably have one. That “well if they jumped off a cliff would you jump too?” line is only going to work for so long. The trouble is parent’s opinions about what age is appropriate for cell phone bestowment vary wildly.

How young is too young?

kid using smartphone

Would it surprise you to learn that the Lookout report also revealed that 22 percent of parents think 10 years old is an appropriate age for kids to get their first phone? Does that sound too young to you?

Kids do mature at different rates. Before you equip your child with a smartphone, you really need to consider whether they have the understanding or the skills to use it. You might want a young child to have a basic cell phone for emergency calls, but there’s a world of difference between that and the latest iPhone.

While 10 might sound too young, most parents would agree that a teen should have their own cell phone by the time they are 16 years old. Wouldn’t they?

A lot depends on the reason behind your child getting a phone. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons.

Why your child should have a phone

Keep in touch: Some parents see mobile phones as an ideal way to keep in touch with their children. Kids can check in with their parents, phone when they need a lift, and make emergency calls if something bad should ever happen. You can even use a cell phone to track your child’s location – all the major carriers offer this service for a reasonable monthly subscription. A cell phone can provide peace of mind for an anxious parent.

Google Maps > stranger: With a smartphone, your kids won’t get lost ever again. It’s frightening when you get lost, but thanks to navigation options like Google Maps, if your kid has a smartphone they can always get directions home and they won’t have to ask a stranger.

Education: Technology is a big part of everything now and it’s important that your kids are exposed to it and learn to use it so they can reap the benefits later in life. Check out the potential for educational help with our back to school apps roundup. A cell phone can also help to teach them about budgeting and taking care of their possessions.

So he/she can socialize: Socializing is an important part of your teenage years and you want your child to be involved and feel like they are on level ground with their peers. When I was a kid we would “call round” for people by actually physically going to their house and ringing the doorbell. It was a huge waste of time and if you ever lost a friend when you were out somewhere there was no way to contact them. Cell phones are so convenient for arranging social situations, that the lack of one could leave your kid out of the loop.

Be nice: Smartphones are awesome. We adults are buying them in our droves and using them for all sorts of purposes. Don’t assume your kid will get up to no good – they probably want a smartphone for many of the same reasons you do.

Why your child shouldn’t have a phone

Study: Teens know it's bad to text and drive, do it anyways (no way!)

Kids can be data hogs: Do you trust that they have money skills or understand limits? They could run up big bills for overage charges on data or app purchases. Smartphones are also potentially very expensive.

Inappropriate content: Consider the fact that a smartphone allows them to surf the web and access all kinds of content. Not all content is good.

Stranger danger: If your kid is texting or chatting on a cell phone, you have no idea who is on the other end. Your kid could be talking to someone bad. They can also take photos and potentially share them with anyone.

Texting and driving: For older teens, texting while driving is a serious concern.

Sweep aside the cons

The good news is that you can sweep away all these concerns by choosing the right device, the right plan, and considering parental controls.

First of all, decide whether they need a smartphone or if a basic cell phone would do the trick. A nice feature phone would still allow them to text friends, track location, take photos, listen to music, and even play basic games. It’s also way cheaper and seems to make more sense for young kids. You may even want to consider something really basic for emergencies, like the OwnFone.

Check out the family plan deals and dedicated plans for kids and see what would suit you and your child best. You can set hard limits and block access to app purchases if you want to.

You can also look into your many options for parental controls. Some carriers provide services and there are many apps available. They allow you to do all sorts of things like: block specific numbers or only allow specific numbers, set times when the phone cannot be used, limit access to the web, set time limits for usage, and even remotely cut cell phone service when your teenager is driving.

Rules and reasons

Most important of all, sit down with your child and explain what they should and shouldn’t do in detail. Give them reasons and make sure they know that their new phone is a privilege. Ultimately, if you want to ensure that your kids use technology responsibly and safely you have to make them aware of the dangers. It also helps if you are at least a bit tech savvy yourself.

There’s no right answer to the question of how old kids should be to own a smartphone. The truth is it depends on your kid and it depends on you. We’d love to hear your opinions though, so please post a comment and weigh in on the debate. If you’re a parent, what are your concerns? Have you given your kid a cell phone or smartphone? How did it work out? Any tips for other parents? If you’re a teen or even younger do you want a phone? If so why? What would you use it for?

Full Article @ DT

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Gerber Launches a New Line of Smoothies Targeting Children

Gerber Juice Company is launching a new range of 100% natural children’s fruit smoothies in a bid to encourage kids to drink healthily.

The range, packaged in Tetra Wedge Aseptic cartons, is based on the children’s TV programme, Lazy Town, which promotes healthy living to children.

Each of the three flavours is named after a main character from the show.

Created to help children maintain a healthy diet, Lazy Town smoothies are the first to contain oat fibre to provide kids with slow release energy throughout the day.

Each one also contains the equivalent of one portion of fruit per serving.

They are 100% natural and free from artificial sweeteners, flavours, colours and preservatives.

Full Article @ FDIN

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