Thursday, July 16, 2009

July Is National Ice Cream Month

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and tasty food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation's population. But while ice cream is a delicious treat, it is often filled with fat and calories that will ambush a healthy lifestyle. So, how can we make celebrating National Ice Cream Month fun and more sensible?

We all have our favorites, whether it’s an ice cream sandwich, cone, cup or bar – and frankly, summertime makes it even harder to resist the refreshing treat. With so many varieties, flavors and combinations to choose from, the choices are endless and vary among each ice cream eater. Just ask Kathryn Sansone (, the Shape-Up Mom and mother of 10 children, who all love ice cream and each have their own preference.

“Ice cream is a timeless treat for children and adults," she says. Personally, I love pre-packaged novelties that allow me to enjoy dessert in moderation.”

Sansone tells us how you can treat yourself to this national past time without the guilt in this interview on News Talk Online on

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