The Smartfood Brand Teams Up with Brooke Burke-Charvet and SELF Fitness Editor Marissa Stephenson to Reveal America’s SMARTest Cities and The SMART Search 2013 Contest

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To celebrate the nation's SMARTest cities, TV personality and co-host of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” Brooke Burke-Charvet and SELF Fitness Editor Marissa Stephenson share what it means to eat and live smart, encourage fans to enter the Smart Search contest and reveal summer fitness tips and more.

The Smartfood Brand Teams Up with TV Personality Brooke Burke-Charvet

The Smartfood brand, with support from SELF magazine, released the list of the Top 10 SMARTest Cities in America and announced its SMART Search 2013 contest. Fans can visit http://www.Facebook.com/Smartfood to nominate someone they know or themselves by July 7 to be named the winner of the SMART Search 2013 contest. The contest winner will be featured in the September issue of SELF magazine and receive $10,000 in prize money.

The brand broadened and redefined "SMART" by combining five criteria to align with the Smartfood brand's values of living and eating well. Each letter stands for a specific area of focus: Savvy, Motivated, Accomplished, Responsible and Thoughtful. Based on these criteria, the Top 10 SMARTest Cities as ranked by the Smartfood brand include:

01. San Francisco, Calif.
02. Seattle, Wash.
03. Washington, D.C.
04. Austin, Texas
05. Minneapolis, Minn.
06. Portland, Ore.
07. Denver, Colo.
08. Boston, Mass.
09. Honolulu, Hawaii
10. San Jose, Calif.

To celebrate the nation's SMARTest cities, TV personality and co-host of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” Brooke Burke-Charvet and SELF Fitness Editor Marissa Stephenson share what it means to eat and live smart, encourage fans to enter the Smart Search contest and reveal summer fitness tips and more at http://www.magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/Smartfood.

"I've always believed that living smart goes far beyond book smarts," said Burke-Charvet, TV host, personality and entrepreneur. "That is why it's so great what the Smartfood brand is doing – taking its own brand mantra of having 'smart in the bag' and creating a larger conversation about what it means to live SMART. I can only hope this will inspire more people to live a conscious lifestyle."

About Brooke Burke-Charvet

Brooke Burke-Charvet is a successful host, actress and entrepreneur. She currently co-hosts ABC’s hit competition show, “Dancing With The Stars,” with Tom Bergeron, having earned the coveted mirror ball trophy as season seven’s champion with her professional dance partner, Derek Hough. The mother of four is Co-CEO of the popular website ModernMom.com, President of BabooshBaby.com and author of “The Naked Mom.” In January 2012, she starred in two fitness DVD’s for Sony Home Entertainment, Transform Your Body With Brooke Burke: Strengthen & Condition and Tone & Tighten. Most recently, she released two additional workout DVDs: Brooke Burke Body: Sexy Abs & Brooke Burke Body: 30-Day Slimdown. Brooke has taken her creativity to the fashion world, launching IntiMint, a line of intimate and lounge apparel.

About Marissa Stephenson

In her role as an editor at SELF Magazine, Marissa Stephenson provides advice and tips to help SELF’s 13 million readers and digital users make the most of their bodies, their looks and their lives. Her expertise covers all topics that interest women including effective fitness boosters, workout style tips and inspirational success stories. Ms. Stephenson is responsible for SELF’s fitness and motivation-related coverage, including SELF’s feature workouts, special fitness programs such as SELF’s Drop 10 Challenge, SELF’s Olympics coverage as well as fitness content on Self.com.

About the SMART Search 2013 Contest

From now until July 7, the Smartfood brand is conducting a nationwide SMART Search to reward someone who has "smart in the bag" – is savvy and lives a balanced lifestyle, motivated to get regular physical activity, accomplished by achieving their educational, career and life goals, responsible in her or his care for the planet and thoughtful when it comes to philanthropic efforts. For official rules and to nominate someone you know, or yourself, please visit http://www.Facebook.com/Smartfood. Only one nomination per person. The winner will be featured in a SELF magazine advertorial and win $10,000 in prize money. In addition, every person who submits a nomination will receive a "Buy One, Get One" coupon for Smartfood Selects products.

About Smartfood

Smartfood is one of the many brands that make up Frito-Lay North America, the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo, which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Smartfood at http://www.facebook.com/smartfood.

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