Oprah says choose KIND Nuts & Spices for lots of energy, little sugar

Oprah magazine reminded readers that while snack bars provide a quick boost of energy when you’re crunched for time, not all bars are created equal. Nutrition expert, Marissa Lippert, recommended KIND Nuts & Spices Cashew & Ginger Spice for its protein-rich nuts to help you power through your workout – and noted that with only one teaspoon of sugar, it’s the perfect choice if you’re trying to limit the sweet stuff!

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KINDING Straight Through August

While KINDAHOLICS all over the globe hit the beaches and enjoyed the sun, they still managed to find time for kindness.  August started off with a bang as KINDAHOLICS donated items to shelters across the country, in turn making a BIG KIND Act happen.  Thanks to your kindness, our team will be delivering school uniforms to children who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

We are thankful for our entire community’s kindess, and have chosen 10 great stories of how KINDAHOLICS took this mission and made it their own.  Thank you to all story sharers and specifically to the sharers of the following 10 stories who will be receiving a KIND Cube as a token of our appreciation!

 

My daughters and I have been doing a “clean sweep” of our house.  We have donated numerous items to various local charities.  We have also gone through our pantry and donated three bags of food to our local food bank.  It feels good to give to those less fortunate and it feels good to lessen the clutter in our house.
-  Faith B.

I recently went shopping with my girlfriend for clothes I “needed.”  we decided that if I got 5 new articles of clothing she would donate 5 things from her closet, and I would do the same.  So now, I look more stylish and my local HelpingHand has some excellent T-shirts I begrudgingly but happily gave!
- David A.

My daughter has more clothes than she needs so I had her go through her closet & put aside anything she won’t wear again & they will go to someone in need.
-Renae H.

My son, who is 4 years old, and I go through all his toys a few times a year and donate all of them to our local Hope Ministries place.  They then give the items to families who can’t afford such things for themselves :)
- Jennie B.

My fiance and I cleaned out our closets and donated bags of clothing to the local Salvation Army.  It was in great shape, we just did not need that much clothing.
- Natalia B.

I use coupons and shop the back to school supply super sales.  When I go, we always buy extra and donate it to the local charities that help the homeless families in our community.  It’s also a great way to involve my kids and teach them how important it is to take care of one another!
-  Erica S. Y.

When my kids outgrow their uniforms from school I bag them up and give them to our neighbor with kids small enough to wear them awhile longer.  Sometimes I put new ones in too, just to help the family out.  It feels good to help someone else, and it helps my kids learn how important it is to help others who may not have life as easy as we do.
- Becky G.

Last week my girlfriend and I saw a man on the side of the road asking for clothes food and a haircut and more to help him get back on track.  I went home and packed an old bag with some dress clothes.  Shoes and socks, a hat and belt were not spared.  We also bought a gift card for the barbershop.  To top it off we included a KIND bar and a gallon of water.  Not because we wanted to feel better, we wanted him to feel better.  On Sundays we usually go buy antiques in the hill country and have lunch.  That day we decided to spread the KIND message.  Much better use of time and resources.
- Andrew A.

I had my five kids go thru all their closests sorting out clothing and toys that they no longer used.  We got together a HUGE donation to take down our local “thrift store” that sells the items and gives 100% of the proceeds to an area Women’s/Children’s Shelter.  My kids actually enjoyed being able to give their toys to kids that may not have any.  It was a wonderful experience for our family.  We plan on doing our “closet clean-out” several times a year now.
-  Tammy S.



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Portland residents Do the KIND Thing at the Festival of Flowers

NBC Portland sent their fearless Drew Carney out to the 28th annual Festival of Flowers where the KIND Food Truck and KIND Team were on the scene, encouraging local residents to Do the KIND Thing for the environment! Thanks to everyone who accepted this KINDING Mission, KIND will be teaming up with Friends of Trees to plant thousands of trees throughout Portland. Click the image below to watch the full segment.

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Arizona State University tells us how they Do the KIND Thing!

Students at Arizona State University showed us how they Do the KIND Thing by carrying out the April KINDING Mission to write a note of thanks to an educator. Students enjoyed a special campus visit from the KIND Food Truck and came by its window to fill out heartwarming notes of thanks for their professors. Click the image below to watch these touching testimonials from students letting their teachers and mentors know how they’ve enriched their lives.

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Join us to remember Emily Shane and continue keeping her kindness alive

We wanted to take a moment to reach out to our KIND community to join us in supporting a very important cause that is also aiming to make the world a little KINDER.

This cause supports, Emily Shane, a 13 year old girl whose life tragically ended unexpectedly on April 3, 2010 by a suicidal driver on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. Her sudden death had a tremendous impact on her family and entire community and has touched us as well.

Emily was an example of someone who truly embodied the spirit of kindness – the type of person who would always lend an empathetic ear and who shared her enthusiasm for life with everyone she met.

In Emily’s honor, her family created a website called emilyshane.org, which is helping Emily’s kindness live on by serving as a place where we can all work together to make the world a little kinder. All you have to do is post a good deed that you’ve done in order to bring us all closer to the goal of one hundred million good deeds. This can be the smallest gesture of kindness or a major act of significance – any act of kindness counts!

We hope you will join us in logging on your good deed and we hope that when you do, you will be reminded of Emily’s story and her family’s inspiring will to endure through the power of kindness.

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Stay close to nature with KIND Healthy Grains

Nutrition expert, Tara Gidus, visited the Daily Buzz with recommendations for the best healthy and tasty snacks that stay close to nature. Tara recommended enjoying KIND Healthy Grains over yogurt, with milk or even on their own, to get a 1/3 of your day’s requirement of five whole grains like amaranth and quinoa, as well as powerful antioxidants.

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Triathlete magazine awards KIND with Best Triathlete Snack Bar Award

Triathlete magazine revealed its top picks for healthy (AND tasty) pick-me-up snacks and KIND Peanut Butter & Strawberry was named ‘Best Triathlete Snack Bar’.  The team at Triathlete recognized KIND with this honor for its use of all natural and gluten free ingredients that provide the perfect level of crunch!

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Nutrition expert, Jae Berman, recommends fueling your workout naturally with KIND

Nutrition expert, Jae Berman, visited ABC San Francisco to share tips on what foods and beverages to consume to stay fit. Jae recommended eating within an hour of your exercise pre and post-workout, making certain you are getting the ideal combination of protein and carbohydrates from a natural source like KIND, which is made of whole nuts and fruit.

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FOX News and Men’s Journal recommend eating KIND when travelling

FOX News issued advice for healthy eating on the road and offered up tips from Men’s Journal’s latest feature about how to “eat healthy while on-the-go”. The Men’s Journal team featured KIND as a nutritious, tasty snack made from whole nuts and fruits, which is a healthier alternative to high-calorie trail mixes.

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Prevention tells us which energy bars are actually healthy

Following a list of five unhealthy energy bars that are loaded with added sugar, Prevention Magazine selected one snack bar that is actually good for you: KIND. Editors recommended KIND Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio + Antioxidants, because it is “a powerhouse package of antioxidant-rich foods” and provides 4g of fiber and 3g of protein.

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