1. Columbus Foods: Old World Artisan Meats

    • Founded: 1917 in San Francisco as San Francisco Sausage Company
    • Location: Hayward, CA
    • Products: Salame, deli meats, cheese, condiments

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  2. Tips for a healthy, happy Back to School transition

    Time flies when you’re having fun, and summer is no exception. Now it’s time for Back To School and resettling into a routine. Making sure kids are headed to school with a nutritious lunch is a main priority for parents. We are here to help ease the transition with some suggestions to make your children excited for lunchtime.

    SNACKTIME SUCCESS
    Every parent is familiar with the harried scramble before school. Make each morning more efficient by organizing your kitchen to be school-ready. Designate a drawer or shelf within your child’s reach for wholesome, dry snacks. Stock nutritious grab-and-go options such as: assorted nuts, granola, dried fruit, pretzels, crackers, raisins, and more. Here are a couple of items suited for both younger and older children: 

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    • Clif Kid Z BarThis organic baked whole grain snack is a balance of carbs, fiber, protein, and fat to keep your kids’ energy up. Free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors, they are available in yummy flavors like S’mores and Iced Oatmeal Cookie.
    • Annie’s Homegrown Bernie’s Farm Animal CookiesLittle ones will love these playful cookie shapes featuring life on the farm. Made with organic wheat and naturally colored with fruit and vegetable extracts, you can feel good about including cookies with lunch.  

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  3. New To Our Shelves: Top 10 for August 2014

    This August, we’re showcasing products that nourish you on the inside and out. We’re bringing you clean lotions, healing tonics, nutritious kale in different ways, and even no-guilt cookies! Check out these new items hitting the shelves at your local store.

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    1. Jason Gluten Free Personal Care: Jason has introduced the first comprehensive personal care line to be certified gluten free. From shampoo and conditioners to facial scrubs, these products will make you look and feel good.

    2. SuperEats Kale + Chia Chips: Super healthy and super tasty chips? Yes, they do exist! Kale is the #1 ingredient combined with whole chia seeds, beans and a crisp, crunchy texture. These chips are also gluten free, and made with non-GMO ingredients.

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  4. Healthy Hydration

    As the temperature rises, so does our thirst. But did you know that by the time you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated? As the weather becomes warmer, it is more important than ever to stay properly hydrated. Not only does water regulate your body temperature and help you sweat, it prevents fatigue so that you can enjoy activities in the sun. 

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    Read on for more hydration benefits Camelbak shared with us.

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  5. New Healthy Snack: Breton Gluten Free Crackers

    When deciding to embark on a gluten free diet, it can be challenging to find substitutions for favorite snacks. With the recent influx of gluten free products on the market, capturing that familiar taste can prove tricky, especially when it comes to crackers. Dare to the rescue! The brand has been making their wholesome Breton crackers since 1982, and their tender-crisp texture and taste are now available in a gluten free version. Made with arrowroot flour and green lentil flour, they are a nutritious and flavorful alternative.

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    Keep reading for a few reasons why Breton crackers are a great gluten free choice.

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