The Balancing Act® Airing on Lifetime TV Tastes Artisan Appetizers, Fruit Drinks; Talks Asbestos Exposure

Chef Sara Moulton creates hors d’oevres with Columbus Foods salame, viewers hear about Robinsons® Fruit Shoot™ drink and go “Behind the Mystery” of Mesothelioma on September 18th Show.

Pompano Beach, FL, September 18, 2013 --( Popular morning show The Balancing Act® airing on Lifetime TV welcomes Columbus Foods back to the kitchen set, Britvic Worldwide for the first time and Napoli, Bern, Rika and Shkolnik to discuss asbestos exposure on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Make sure to tune in as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with unique recipes, animated conversation and great information to empower a woman’s life.

Don’t miss these featured segments taking center stage on The Balancing Act®:

- Fun Fruity Drink with Britvic Worldwide Brands

With kids and teens back in school, and after school and weekend activities going full tilt, it’s important to make sure they are fueling their bodies properly for their active lifestyles. Mommy blogger Jyl Johnson Pattee, Founder of joins us to share some tasty, on-the-go tips fro thirsty kids. Learn about Robinsons® Fruit Shoot™ -- a new flavorful drink for active kids made with 10% real fruit juice and no high fructose corn syrup.

“Kids are adventurous by nature, so no wonder their palates are drawn to fun, tasty flavors,” said Fiona Marshall, VP of Marketing at Britvic Worldwide Brands. “The Balancing Act is a great opportunity to educate moms about Robinsons Fruit Shoot which offers a variety of no added sugar flavors kids love, plus 10 percent fruit juice. It is a win-win.”

- Serve Up Italian Artisan Hors d’oevres with Columbus Foods

If you are looking to serve hors d’oevres that look catered but are easy to make right at home with “in your fridge ingredients” this is a must-see. Join Chef Sara Moulton and Michael Cruz from Columbus Foods in the Balancing Act kitchen as they show viewers how to use hand-made artisan salame from Columbus Foods to create appetizers for any discerning taste including Finocchiona with Cantaloupe and Mint, Parmesan-Stuffed Dates Wrapped in salami and more.

- Asbestos Exposure: What You Need To Know

Mesothelioma is directly traceable to repeated or long-term workplace exposure to asbestos, but there’s also a home connection. Attorney Marc Bern, a Senior Partner with the law firm Napoli, Bern, Rika and Shkolnik and Pulmonary Specialist, Dr. David Kamelhar, a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the NYU School of Medicine, join the “Behind the Mystery: Rare and Genetic Diseases” series to discuss this unusual cancer. Has someone you know been affected? And are you safe? Learn all about the signs…. along with your legal rights. Education and awareness are key.

About The Balancing Act® on Lifetime Television
Now in its 6th year, The Balancing Act® continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act is simple - the show strives to help today’s modern woman balance it all by bringing them exceptional solutions to everyday problems. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can tune in to America’s premier morning show The Balancing Act on weekday mornings at 7:00 am (ET/PT) on Lifetime television.

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