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Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt: Better For Your Lunch Box, Better For Your School with the Box Tops For Education® Program

Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt: Better For Your Lunch Box, Better For Your School with the Box Tops For Education® Program

MINNEAPOLISJan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — It's time to refuel as kids return to school with Yoplait® Go-GURT® yogurt. Not only is Yoplait Go-GURT a great choice to include in lunches as kids kick off the New Year, but families can now earn double Box Tops on select packages of Yoplait Go-GURT in January.

Yoplait Go-GURT wants to make your school better this New Year too. Starting January 13 through February 10, Go-GURT is running an eBoxTops® sweepstakes in which eligible schools* across the country have a chance to win a grand prize of 100,000 eBoxTops (value of $10,000) and three runners up will each receive 10,000 eBoxTops (value of $1,000). Simply go to www.boxtops4education.com/savings-and-promotions/sweepstakes/2013/GoGurt-Sweepstakes and tell us what you'd like to make better at your school and one lucky winner will be awarded the grand prize.

Better for you snacks to refuel for the New Year

Moms love that Go-GURT yogurt is a fun source of calcium and vitamin D on the go. Just freeze Go-GURT overnight, toss in the lunch box and it thaws by lunchtime*. And now Go-GURT is even better with no high fructose corn syrup and contains natural colors and flavors.

Yoplait Go-GURT Grab 'n Go Smoothie Poppers* are a delicious frozen treat that can be made in any shape and are perfect for snacking on the go. Simply blend banana, tubes of any flavor Go-GURT, frozen strawberries and orange juice. Pour into sections of ice cube trays or shaped molds and freeze. When frozen, pop out and store in a resealable freezer plastic bag for snacking.

Try Yoplait Go-GURT Yogurt Dippers for a fun snack at lunch, after school or after a big sporting event. Select your favorite flavor of Go-GURT and dipping items, such as mini pretzels, animal crackers, baby-cut carrots, mini fruit skewers or cookies. Place them all in separate containers and put them in your kid's lunch box or serve them after school on a fun tray.

With 30 years of experience, Yoplait continues to bring innovation to the category by focusing on consumers' varying needs from a trusted brand they can rely on and one that is fun for their families. A good source of calcium, Go-GURT yogurt contains natural colors and flavors and has at least 10 percent daily value of Vitamin A and D.

The reformulated Go-GURT has new packaging with the health messages called out, and all the same great flavors. Available in 8, 16 and 24-count package varieties, the tube offerings are as fun as they are healthy. With a suggested retail price of $2.89 per 8-pack, $4.99 per 16-pack, and $6.49 per 24-pack, Go-GURT is available nationally in the refrigerated aisle. For more information from Go-GURT yogurt, visit www.yoplait.com/products/yoplait-go-gurt.

About Box Tops for Education 
Box Tops for Education is one of the nation's largest earnings programs and has been helping schools succeed since 1996. With more than 250 participating products, it's an easy way for schools to earn cash for the things they need.

  • Over 90,000 K-8 schools participate nationwide.
  • Each Box Tops clip is worth 10 cents and they add up fast.
  • Schools can use their Box Tops earnings to buy whatever they need most, from books to field trips to playgrounds.
  • So far, America's schools have earned more than $600 million from Box Tops…and counting. (total earned from all Box Tops programs since 1996)

About General Mills
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2013 worldwide sales of US $17.8 billion. Visitwww.generalmills.com.

*Schools must be enrolled in the Box Tops For Education program to be eligible.
*Kids under 5 years may have difficulty swallowing frozen Go-GURT® Low fat yogurt. Please be sure to thaw before serving.
Yoplait and Go-GURT are registered trademarks of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.

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U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2014 Best Online Programs

Jan 8, 2014 00:01 ET

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2014 Best Online Programs

– Rankings Feature Data and Information on Nearly 1,000 Programs –

WASHINGTONJan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today released the 2014 Best Online Programs. The rankings, now in their third year, are a resource for students who are increasingly seeking online education programs for degree completion and career advancement.

The 2014 U.S. News Best Online Programs include online bachelor's degrees and online master's degrees in engineering, businesseducationnursing and computer information technology, as well as information on the costs of an online degree and tips for being a successful distance learner.

The 2014 rankings evaluate information and data from nearly 1,000 online degree programs, up from 860 programs the previous year. Only degree-granting programs offering classes entirely online were considered.

"Online education is becoming a popular option for both students completing an undergraduate degree and working adults seeking career advancement," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer for U.S. News. "Much like we've done with traditional brick-and-mortar colleges, we're collecting and analyzing data to help students identify programs that support their education and career goals."

This year, U.S. News changed the methodologies significantly to incorporate additional data; further enhance its analytically rigorous approach; and better reflect retention rates, graduation rates and required time to graduate. For the first time, all six rankings include peer review data based on schools' evaluations of each other. These changes are the primary factors behind why many of the schools moved up and down in the rankings.

For more information on the Best Online Programs rankings, please visit www.usnews.com/online or find us on FacebookTwitter and Google+.

U.S. News 2014 Best Online Programs
*See the full list of rankings online


Best Online Bachelor's Programs               

Best Online Graduate Business Programs

1. Central Michigan University                    

1. Indiana University—Bloomington

1. SUNY College of Technology—Delhi (NY)      

2. Arizona State University

3. Pace University (NY)                                       

3. University of Florida

3. Pennsylvania State University—World Campus      


Best Online Graduate Education Programs      

Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs

1. Northern Illinois University                     

1. Columbia University (NY)

2. Indiana University—Bloomington            

2. University of California—Los Angeles

3. Central Michigan University                  

3. University of Wisconsin—Madison

3. University of Houston (TX)                  


Best Online Graduate Computer Information
Technology Programs 

Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs    

1. University of Southern California               

1. St. Xavier University (IL)                              

2. Boston University (MA)              

2. Medical University of South Carolina

2. Virginia Tech                         

3. University of Massachusetts—Amherst

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer Web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.

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After the conventions: What is next for Small Business?

By Carolyn A. Winston and Addison Sims, Hosts of Let’s Talk Biz

Now, that the Republican and the Democratic National Conventions are over what is next for small businesses and nonprofits; a skilled workforce, a politician or a statesman?  Like many of you we listened to speakers, and we had an opportunity to attend the Huffington Post’s event, What Is Working which focused on job solutions.  The speakers were dynamic.  Will.i.am was the most impressive.  He has invested, millions, into Dean Kamen’s First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and turned it into a back-to-school TV special with the hope of presenting kids excelling in science, technology, engineering and math as cool.  Many intellectually gifted children live in unfavorable conditions that could lead to failure. They can become tomorrow’s small business workforce with the proper education and training.  There are millions of jobs available for individuals skilled in science and technology.  To fill these positions it will require education, training, and retraining. 

First App for Mobile Meal Payments Hits Apple® App StoreTM

July 09, 2012 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time 

MyPaymentsPlus app gives schools another choice to offer busy parents seeking simplicity, security when making meal payments

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The first app that turns an iPhone® into a mobile payment system for school meals is now available for download in the Apple® App StoreTM. The free MyPaymentsPlus app by Horizon Software International – developers of the popular MyPaymentsPlus.com online prepayment system for school meal, service and activity fees – gives districts another convenient, secure way to facilitate meal payments for parents.

“and we expect all types of school districts will find it a valuable resource for the parents and guardians they serve.”

“The MyPaymentsPlus app is a natural extension of MyPaymentsPlus.com, which serves more than 500 school districts and 1.8 million users across the country,” says Tina Bennett, Horizon’s vice president of online payment systems. “With more than 100 million iPhones sold during the past year – and more than 500,000 apps in the App StoreTM – we know our customers are looking for mobile solutions that simplify their lives.”