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The Little Kernel is currently featured on the online counterpart of Entertainment Tonight. The first section of the editorial focused on Jacqueline’s current status with the RHONJ, and the confirmation that Jacqueline will not be returning for the next season. The article discussed how the show has given her a platform to speak about autism, sharing “Laurita still is thankful to the franchise for giving her a platform to speak on issues near and dear to her heart. The perfect example is her emotional journey following her son Nicholas’ diagnosis with autism when he was 3-years-old.” Noting the helpful role that Jenny McCarthy and Generation Recuse played during Nicholas’ diagnosis, it shared “McCarthy instructed Laurita to experiment with a change in Nicholas’ diet. ‘If I can get him healthy from the inside out he’ll respond better to his therapies,” she says.’”

The editorial highlighted The Little Kernel as a brand inspired by Chris’s experience with Nicholas’ autism, sharing “That is where The Little Kernel comes into play on the quest to find these foods to eat,” Laurita says of the new line of miniature popcorn snacks that her husband has launched. The popcorn is made with only non-GMO, gluten-free, and dairy-free ingredients – diet requirements typical for those with autism. In addition to a donation of $2500 to McCarthy’s autism organization, The Little Kernel will additionally be donating a portion of all of their proceeds throughout 2017.”

The article included Jenny McCarthy’s quote on the donation, “’I’m proud to have Jacqueline by my side as a mother in the autism community. We’ve bonded over our journeys and I’m excited The Little Kernel is partnering with my autism charity, Generation Rescue to support other parents and families affected by autism,’ McCarthy exclusively tells ET in response to the news.” Closing with Jacqueline’s beautiful reflections on motherhood, the editorial noted “’It’s just accepting that it is not the path you expected but it is just as wonderful,’ Laurita professes. ‘My son brings so much joy to our lives and we have different experiences with him than with our typical children but they are still amazing. It is opening yourself up to that.’”

A hyperlink to The Little Kernel, Generation Rescue and Jacqueline’s personal website were included. An image of Jenny McCarthy’s Instagram post featuring branded packaging of The Little Kernel was featured, with the caption reading “Enjoying movie night with the hubby and our new favorite popcorn @thelittlekernel!”

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