No Stress Holiday Prep with Raina Seitel

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Raina Seital, Emmy Winning Journalist, Discusses Tips for a No-Stress Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to get-together and celebrate the holidays with friends and family. From entertaining to grocery shopping, this time of year is filled with cheerful, holiday flavors to enjoy during all of your seasonal moments. Recently, Entertaining expert Raina Seitel teamed up with PepsiCo and YourUpdateTV to discuss how to plan for the holidays, and give suggestions for festive ready-to-serve food and drinks that your guests will love.

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/EvpeEX0Ab5M

According to a recent survey, 62% of respondents described their stress level as “very or somewhat” elevated during the holidays. Managing holiday festivities in a way that makes everyone happy and minimizes stress can be difficult – here are some tips:

When entertaining, do as much as you can ahead of time and keep it simple. Limited-time, season food and drinks are perfect to serve for your guests to enjoy. A must have snack are Lay’s Wavy Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate which are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Then for beverages, try Pepsi Salted Caramel which has the refreshing taste of cola with a delicious caramel finish. Other great holiday drinks to sip on are Mtn. Dew Holiday Brew, a blend of Green and Code Red Mtn. Dew, and IZZE’s Cranberry Orange Spice which really taste like the holidays

For any guests that spend the night, have a variety of breakfast options at the ready. Life Cereal is a family favorite and this season it’s available in a festive Pumpkin and Gingerbread flavors. If you need a morning pick-me-up, Peppermint Mocha Lattes from Starbucks are sure to wake you right up with the holiday spirit.

If you’re able to snag some quiet time, the perfect family snack are these Cheetos Snowflakes which have a delicious white cheddar taste. Or if you’re in the mood for a cinnamon treat, Sweetos Holiday Cinnamon Sugar is a must.

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About Raina Seitel:
Raina Seitel is an Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist. She is a host, writer and producer, currently seen on NBC’s daily lifestyle program, “New York LIVE!” In addition to television, Raina can be seen on the small screens of your taxicab, hosting live, in-studio at 30 Rock and interviewing on red carpets around the country. With extensive experience at CNN, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and NBC, Raina has profiled and interviewed well-known celebrities and public figures. Her segments range from tasting cuisine at the newest restaurants, profiling the hottest fashion designers and trying the newest fitness craze, to showcasing the latest products in parenting. When not busy working in the media, Raina switches gears and devotes time to her family, including her 9-year-old son, and 15-year-old dog.

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

About PepsiCo:
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information, visit http://www.pepsico.com.

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