KFC Cooking School is Back in Session

Put on your chef hats, Canada; KFC Cooking School is back in session! On March 18, KFC Canada will once again open its doors to the public to get them into a real KFC kitchen to learn how to make finger lickin’ good chicken, the same way the Colonel did it in 1952.

Back by popular demand after all sessions sold out in 2017, classes will be brought to fans in two new cities, Saskatoon and Halifax, and will be returning to Toronto. Fans will get to hear from real KFC cooks to learn about the ingredients that make KFC’s finger lickin’ good chicken, starting with 100% real Canadian farm-raised chicken.  They’ll also get to make their own delicious fried chicken, using the Colonel’s secret 11 herbs and spices.

“Canadians want to know what goes into the food they eat, so we’re proud to open up our doors and show them everything there is to know about KFC’s famous fried chicken,” said Samantha Redman, chief marketing officer, KFC Canada. “Fans will get to be unofficial KFC cooks for the day, learning the ins and outs of a real KFC kitchen.”

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Eating Fish May Be Tied to a Reduced Risk of MS

Study Recommends Just How Much Fish May Be Beneficial

Eating fish at least once a week or eating fish one to three times per month in addition to taking daily fish oil supplements may be associated with a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018. These findings suggest that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish may be associated with lowering the risk of developing MS.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that affects communication between the brain and other parts of the body. With MS, the body’s immune system attacks myelin, the fatty white substance that insulates and protects the nerves. This disrupts the signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Symptoms of MS may include fatigue, numbness, tingling or difficulty walking. The first episode of MS symptoms, lasting at least 24 hours, is known as clinically isolated syndrome. There is no cure for MS.

“Consuming fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to have a variety of health benefits, so we wanted to see if this simple lifestyle modification, regularly eating fish and taking fish oil supplements, could reduce the risk of MS,” said study author Annette Langer-Gould, MD, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena, Calif., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Award-Winning Musician-Actor-Activist Janelle Monáe Joins Forces with Belvedere Vodka

Two-year partnership features critically-acclaimed artist Janelle Monáe in a series of co-created initiatives

Belvedere Vodka and award-winning musician-actor-activist, Janelle Monáe, have come together for a two-year collaborative partnership to bring to life powerful co-created content and experiences. Launching this weekend in Los Angeles around cinema’s most iconic awards show, Belvedere and Monáe will premiere inspiring projects aimed at propelling next-generation voices across film, music and the arts. The special collaboration will champion new stories and one-of-a-kind experiences fueled by a shared vision to create beauty in the world.

“A Beautiful Future” Short Film Series

The collaboration begins with the launch of a new digital content series entitled “A Beautiful Future,”appearing today on youtube.com/belvederevodka. Belvedere and Monáe feature three talented women filmmakers—Janicza Bravo, Lacey Duke and Kirsten Lepore—who will direct and produce short films inspired by the question: What does a beautiful future look like to you?

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First Annual Plant-Based Training Conference Launches in California

Award-winning author, Certified Vegan Nutrition Specialist, and founder of 360 Health Connection, Gina Bonanno-Lemos is harnessing the power of the burgeoning plant-based movement, to save lives and save the planet with Your Plant-Based Guide Conference – a completely unique, two-day, vegan health conference that will educate, guide, and provide practical tools to those interested in improving their health, preventing climate change, and reducing animal suffering. At the live, vegan training event scheduled for May 19 and May 20, 2018 in Costa Mesa, California attendees will experience two days of presentations and nutritional training provided by one-dozen world-renowned physicians, celebrity weight-loss, fitness, and health experts, a climate change expert, and others. Featured conference presenters include industry powerhouses such as Dr. Joel Kahn, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Brooke Goldner, Robert Cheeke, Ocean Robbins, and Ella Magers.

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Weight Watchers and DJ Khaled Launch Khaled’s Kitchen Tour

Immersive WW Freestyle™ Food Truck Experience Follows DJ Khaled’s Concert Tour to Help Inspire Healthier Living On-The-Go; DJ Khaled and His Personal Chef to Meet-and-Greet Fans at Four Tour Stops

Music mogul DJ Khaled might be hitting the road on tour, but he’s bringing a little piece of home along the way: his kitchen. Today, Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) (“WW”) announced the launch of Khaled’s Kitchen Tour, a one-of-a-kind, immersive food truck experience, featuring some of DJ Khaled’s favorite recipes on the WW Freestyle program. Helping to inspire healthier habits while on-the-go, Khaled’s Kitchen will follow WW social media ambassador DJ Khaled and his crew during his concert tour across the United States.

Khaled’s Kitchen will host free pop-up events in several cities along the tour route, giving people the opportunity to experience the freedom and flexibility of the new WW Freestyle program through dishes inspired by DJ Khaled’s personal chef, Chef Melissa Zuniga. DJ Khaled and Chef Melissa will also host meet-ups in four locations, interacting with concert goers and local fans. Weight Watchers and DJ Khaled will reveal these locations on their social media channels on the day of each event – adding an element of surprise and delight for fans.

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Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal Go Head-to-Head Coaching in the 2018 Celebrity Crunch Classic

Cheez-It® and Pringles® are awarding five lucky winners with a chance to play in a legendary basketball game! 

The Cheez-It and Pringles brands are turning basketball fans’ dreams into reality with the third annual Celebrity Crunch Classic Sweepstakes™. The Celebrity Crunch Classic Sweepstakes is a chance to play in a basketball game amongst celebrities in San Antonio on March 31, 2018. Basketball legends Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Nealwill coach the two teams comprised of celebrities and the sweepstakes winners in the ultimate basketball showdown.

As two teams go head-to-head, winners will play on either, “Team Cheez-It” coached by Magic Johnson or “Team Pringles” coached by Shaquille O’Neal, enabling fans to witness basketball royalty up close! As the lucky winners take to the court—assigned to one of the teams—they will be accompanied by actors, athletes and famous personalities including Jerry Ferrara, Joel McHale, Rachel DeMita, Brandon Roddy, Jonathan Clark, Chris Staples, Spice Adams and Allie LaForce with Daron Sutton as emcee. These stars play directly alongside the winning basketball fans, creating a truly all-star team.

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Auntie Anne’s Wants to Celebrate 30 Years of Pretzel Love with Free Pretzels

If One Million Fans “RSVP” to Auntie Anne’s 30th Birthday Party, free Original and Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels will be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on March 3

Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, turns 30 this year and is calling on the pretzel-loving public to help ring in this delicious milestone. From now through March 2, fans can rejoice in three decades of pretzel love by RSVP’ing ‘yes’ to Auntie Anne’s 30th birthday bash at HBDAuntieAnnes.com. One million RSVPs will unlock a Free Pretzel Party on March 3.

To RSVP to the saltiest, sweetest and most twisted party of the year, pretzel devotees are encouraged to visit HBDAuntieAnnes.com. A live tracker will tally RSVPs until the one million goal is met. If unlocked, the Free Pretzel Party will take place at Auntie Anne’s locations nationwide on March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All guests will receive one free Original or Cinnamon Sugar pretzel, no strings attached.

In an effort to keep the party going, Auntie Anne’s will also give Free Pretzel Party participants a Buy One Get One (BOGO) coupon that is valid through March 31, while supplies last.

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During the Month of Love, Maggiano’s Opens ‘Celebrate Love’ Contest

Now through March 9, Guests are invited to win a special event hosted by Maggiano’s.

At the heart of every celebration is love. Known as one of the best places to go to celebrate special occasions, Maggiano’s Little Italy®  sees love expressed in its banquet rooms every day, hosting more than 22,000 special events in 2017. From anniversaries to baby showers, class reunions to bar mitzvahs, there’s something special about celebrating others. Now through March 9, Maggiano’s invites Guests to nominate someone in their life who deserves to be celebrated.

How to enter?

  • Visit maggianos.com/celebrate-loveto nominate a loved one (or even yourself)
  • Share why he/she deserves to be celebrated in 250 words or less

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