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Promoting Kids' Health Through Frozen Yogurt

Yogurt is a great choice for your child's daily servings of dairy products. The recommended daily allowance of calcium for a child ages 2 to 4 is 500 mg. Give 2 year olds 4 oz. servings and work up to 6 oz servings for 4 year olds. You may check out how many ounces of frozen yogurt children ages 5-12 years old get per day here. Yogurt is a nutritious for kids, provided you choose the right variety. Real and most nutritious yogurt has no artificial ingredients and no artificial colors; it also includes real fruits. Your child needs to be more than just yogurt to be healthy and a good serving of healthy food per day is an excellent way to make sure each child receives all recommended daily allowance of calcium. A 4-6 to 6 oz glass of milk or 1/2 oz serving of cheese will help your child get enough calcium for the day. While ice cream or frozen yogurt is okay for an occasional treat, you should not count it as a serving of dairy on a daily basis because of the added sugar. Some kids do not like yogurt because of its tangy taste. If your children does not like yogurt, do not fret or buy them snacks or treats that are sugary just to make them eat it. As long as they are getting their recommended daily allowance of calcium through another healthy dairy selection, they don't need to eat yogurt. Try introducing yogurt to them again in a few months; a child's tastes change over time and he/she may like it later. Check some delicious recipes and tips from this site on how to add dry mixes or other savory seasonings to plain yogurt as a dip with healthy fruits and vegetables. To maintain a child's health, they also need to get a good amount of exercise in order to strengthen their bones, muscles, and body systems. Exercise is one of the best ways to boost a child's good health. As a parent, you know that your child is getting enough good food that provides proper nutrition and enough exercise to keep them in good health through their behavior. Read more about our health and nutrition publications to help increase awareness in the importance of proper nutrition for children.