Back to School with Josh McBride

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It’s that time already. Back to school season is right around the corner as summer has flown by. Joining us to give us some ideas on back to school essentials is our friend, Entertainment & Lifestyle Expert Josh McBride.

Let’s talk style first. My friends at JC Penney have recently launched Thereabouts, a new inclusive collection of kids apparel that celebrates diversity of shapes, sizes, styles, and abilities. And they have all the essentials from basics to uniforms, sleep to outwear, and the latest trends in kids fashion. Designed with every kid in mind, the line features adaptive-friendly elements including easy-access openings, sensory-friendly seaming, and no tags. The Thereabouts line is also size-inclusive running from 2T–22, including plus and husky. Check out JC Penney in store or online at

Next up, let’s talk our favorite thing, food! Plant-based foods are top of mind right now and Gardein has a new Ultimate Chick’n portfolio that offers plant-based tenders, nuggets, and filets that are ideal for easy, delicious and better-for-you at-home dinners that the whole family will love! Perfect for vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and even meat lovers, Gardein’s new Ultimate Chick’n looks, cooks and tastes like chicken. Gardein’s plant-based nuggets are a modern take on everyone’s childhood favorite that are the perfect after-school treat! To mix it up, try the meat-free, marvelous and satisfying tenders and filets! Check out for more.

Next in food is a crave-worthy snack. Enjoy the delicious taste and texture of classic tots with Birds Eye’s Cauliflower Tots – these poppable delights have deliciously crispy veggie goodness in every bite! Swap in Birds Eye’s Veggie Spirals when you’re craving the comfort of a warm bowl of spaghetti but want to cut the carbs for a guilt-free and tasty alternative! If you’re at the helm of the family kitchen – it’s always game time! Grab Birds Eye’s Cauliflower Wings with spicy and savory sauces that will have your taste buds high-fiving. For more, check out

Next up, Stonyfield Organic offers delicious organic kids yogurt that provides the nutrients kids needs and the organic ingredients parents look for. A perfect addition to school lunches and they also make a delicious and nutritious after-school snack. Stonyfield offers a variety of kids products including Kids Low Fat Strawberry and Vanilla Yogurt toppers with Nature’s Path cereal, Kids Low Fat Yogurt Tubes in several flavors including Cherry/Berry and Strawberry Banana, and Kids Low Fat Pouches. Made with high quality ingredients that come from organic family farms and organic cows, and are free from toxic, persistent pesticides, you can find all of their products at retailers nationwide at

Last up, and something perfect for college students living in a dorm room. Living in close quarters can bring in unwanted odors, especially from studying on the couch or bed. The NEW Febreze Unstopables TOUCH Fabric Spray combines odor elimination with touch-activated scent technology by storing scent in soft surfaces to release a burst of freshness, up to 100 touches. To use, gently shake, then spray onto those hard-to-wash fabrics, think couches, rugs, and more, and simply give it a touch to reactivate for that burst of freshness. It’s available in 3 scents including Fresh, Paradise, and Breeze. You can purchase Febreze TOUCH Fabric Spray at retailers nationwide staring at $3.99.

And to follow Josh and find out more of his tips, follow him on Instagram @JoshyMcB

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