NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2013) - What are the "must-have" items for the coming school year? Seasoned lifestyle expert, Lynn Becker, has done her homework and come up with some great recommendations:

  • Start your family's day off with delicious, all-natural Vi-Crunch Protein Super Cereal. It's packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and more, with only three grams of sugar per serving. Also, there is Vi Crunch Fusions, which can be mixed into cereals, yogurt and other foods as a nutritious snack. Visit to order.
  • Pack a healthy, eco-friendly lunch in Genuine Thermos Brand reusable lunch kits and FUNtainer products. Kids will love the colors and characters, including Star Wars, Monsters University, Superman and Hello Kitty. And they're BPA-free and easy to clean. Available at Target, Walmart and Toys R Us stores, and
  • Encourage your kids to express themselves with Pilot Pen writing instruments. Their new FriXion Clicker is the first retractable gel pen that's erasable. It writes smooth and erases clean. The smooth G2 pen writes 2x as long as other gel brands. And the Bottle 2 Pen, B2P, is the only pen made from a minimum of 83 percent recycled water bottles. Visit for more details.
  • Protect and personalize your smart phones, tablets and other gadgets, with thousands of pop culture images from The Zing for Life plan offers hard rubber clear case/skin bundles with images of One Direction, Taylor Swift, Despicable Me 2 and more. Zing skins are collectible vinyl adhesives that easily come off and on, leaving no residue while making your kid's stuff look cool for school. Available at and
  • Save time in your busy schedule and grab a Mrs. Freshley's Fruit Cereal Bar -- perfect for an on-the-go snack or breakfast solution. These bars are low in fat, made with whole grain oats and have a soft, baked crust with strawberry, apple cinnamon or blueberry fruit fillings. This award-winning brand also makes snack cakes and breakfast goods that are sold nationally. Visit for more details.

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