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A 4 month old baby boy from Florida is the new “spokesperson” for baby food company Gerber.
Zane Kahin, of Winter Park, Fla., Was cast for the role and received the title of Chief Growing Officer, after winning a baby photo contest sponsored by Gerber Products Company.
To win, Zane’s family receives $ 25,000, free Gerber products for up to one year, and a $ 1,000 wardrobe provided by the company’s baby clothing line. Zane will also be the company’s primary taste tester for new baby food products, the company said in a press release.
The 11-year-old contest was started because the company receives countless photos of parents who say their babies look like the original Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook, whose design has been used on virtually every Gerber baby food during of the past 90 years.
Zane “captivated the jury with his cheerful demeanor, infectious laughter and playful smile that can light up any room,” the company said.
Chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen received a prestigious Spanish award on Wednesday for their international humanitarian action in favor of healthy eating.
The jury that decides on the Princess of Asturias Prizes honored Andrés, 51, and the non-profit group he founded with the Prix de la Concorde for “having offered an extraordinarily rapid and effective response on the ground to social emergencies and nutritional ”.
Born in northern Spain in 1969, Andrés moved to the United States in 1991 and was subsequently naturalized as a United States citizen. He helped popularize Spanish cuisine, especially tapa, in the United States before also getting involved in humanitarian work.
Andrés founded World Central Kitchen in 2010 following a trip to Haiti to do relief work. The organization has since embarked on the deployment of field kitchens to respond to food crises both in the United States and abroad. It served more than 3.6 million meals in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Last year Andrés dedicated some of his own restaurants in the United States to help feed people in the needed during the coronavirus pandemic.