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March 11, 2012
The Herald-Star

RECOGNIZED: Nikolas A. Kamarados, a certified financial planner with Prudential, recently was named a member of the 2011-12 Prudential Annuities Masters Council, a program established in 2007 to recognize the exceptional achievement of top-performing financial professionals in annuity sales and service.

Kamarados has private offices located in Follansbee and East Liverpool. He can be reached at or by calling (304) 748-3156 or (330) 386-9790.

MEALTIME: McDonald's is introducing a new Happy Meal campaign this week to help make good nutrition fun for kids.

The campaign includes TV advertisements featuring menu items from recommended food groups found in the new Happy Meal, now available nationwide, and are the first advertisements that support McDonald's commitment to promote nutrition and active lifestyle messages in advertisements targeting kids.

Every McDonald's Happy Meal now automatically includes apple slices and a kid-size fry.

As the company continues to develop and test new menu offerings, a Happy Meal Chef's contest gives two parent and child teams the opportunity to help in the creation and testing of new, nutrition-minded Happy Meal choices alongside McDonald's executive chef Dan Coudreaut.

Now through April 18, McDonald's is seeking inspiring stories from parent and child teams who enjoy cooking with wholesome ingredients at family mealtime. Kids must be between ages 8-11 to participate and will be required to answer a brief questionnaire and submit a short video online that creatively showcases their family mealtime.

Ten kids will win a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of McDonald's Global Champions of Play program where they will join kids from around the world to celebrate balanced eating and fun play, according to officials. Two grand prize winners will become honorary "Happy Meal Chefs." The winning young chefs will experience a one-of-a-kind apprenticeship with Coudreaut.

"For the first time, 100 percent of our national marketing efforts to kids will include nutrition or active lifestyle messages - a significant move in our ongoing commitment to children's wellbeing," said Neil Golden, McDonald's USA chief marketing officer.

"We are proud of this new approach and believe it will help make nutrition fun for kids while helping families feel even better about the food choices they make when visiting McDonald's."

CERTIFIED: Dr. Emil R. Nardone II, founder and CEO of the Original Nardone Chiropractic & Wx, has been certified by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego as a traumatologist, an expert in whiplash injury treatment.

The certification insight into the physics of the actual crash mechanics and the occupant kinematics, or motions, resulting from the crash as well as all of the latest diagnostic methods and treatments approaches.

For the past 15 years, the institute has limited the certification to only 100 physicians each year.

A graduate of John Marshall High School, Nardone received a bachelor of science degree in biology/chemistry from Fairmont State University and his doctorate from the Southern California University of Health Sciences while serving in the Army National Guard. Nardone is currently licensed in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, including board certifications in acupuncture and corrective exercises.

In 2000, Nardone began his associate training at Dexter Chiropractic in Marietta, where he gained knowledge in patient and practice management.

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