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Promoting Kids' Health Through Frozen Yogurt

Small children are notorious for being picky eaters, and it is always a challenge to get them to take enough for their daily needs. While milk by itself may not be too much of a problem, a more complete alternative to milk would be yogurt which does not only supply them with the calcium and protein they need but also the probiotics that will help them in their digestion and boost their immune system. While frozen yogurt is perhaps not the same as natural yogurt, it is definitely a much better source of calcium than regular ice cream. A toddler of two years old requires 500 mg of calcium a day, which is equivalent to about a 4 oz serving of yogurt, and a 4-year-old will require 6 oz a day. A child which is used to daily servings of yogurt will develop a taste for it that they will carry with them into their adult years, and this is a healthy habit as explained frozen yogurt. With their taste for yogurt cultivated, it is no hardship for them to adopt a well-balanced diet as they grow older, although peer pressure may sway them towards “empty” calories such as sodas and other sweets. Fortunately, hanging out in frozen yogurt and other small business establishments has become a popular trend among young people who are increasingly eschewing the excesses of the previous generation. This is good news for parents, who are always looking out for their children’s health. Parent should also be aware that aside from healthy snacks, children should get enough exercise and to develop social skills through interacting with their peers. While young, bring them to places where they can get what they need and make them want it. Read more about our health and nutrition publications to help increase awareness in the importance of proper nutrition for children.

Protecting the Gene Pool

They say that mothers don’t care about the sex of their children; they will protect them with their lives if the need presents itself. However, it can’t be denied that boys are often more difficult to raise because they are typically noisy, rowdy, and apt to get electrocuted by pissing on a live wire.

This is borne out by a study published in The BMJ special Christmas issue in 2014 that appears to confirm that men are more likely to do idiotic things than women. The study compiled a list of the winners of The Darwin Award in a 20-year span, and categorized them by gender. Of the 318 verified honorees, only 36 were women. The rest (almost 89% of the population) were male. Note that the authors of the study are all men.

The Darwin Award is given to someone who dies in a manner that can only be described as “extraordinarily idiotic.” The stories are available on the website if you want to judge the level of idiocy for yourself. It is given “[i]n the spirit of Charles Darwin,… commemorate individuals who protect our gene pool by making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives. Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinarily idiotic manner, thereby improving our species' chances of long-term survival.”

It is rather mean, but the subjects are dead, so it doesn't really matter. And if it will make any man think twice before rolling their eyes at frozen yogurt or something a woman said or did, it has done society a great service. Check out this site to know more.

Frozen: Let it Go!

Children can become obsessive, holding on to things like it was a flotation device in rough seas. But back in the day it was for a particular doll, or a blanket. Today, children obsess over movies, usually animated films. They watch it over and over and over…you get what I mean. Check out popular animated movies from this site.

A few years back it was the Lion King, and you could just about strangle your kid as he or she belts out an utterly tuneful but bloodcurdling rendition of that opening sequence which sounds like baaahhhsoenya! Mabamesiwaba! (it’s actually “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba” but who cares right?) just as you’re carefully threading a needle. That’s not so bad, maybe, but Hakuna Matata? Forget it!

And now it’s Frozen with “Let it Go.” It was an okay tune but not great. I keep asking is why it’s so popular. And the funny thing about it is even adults are getting into it! I mean, really? Check out these Let it Go covers.

Don’t get me wrong. I liked the movie. I thought it was funny and it had a great story, especially about the bit about how ridiculous it was to want to marry someone on such short acquaintance. It’s not like you’re just deciding to have sugar free frozen yogurt with or without the sprinkles, after all. But going gaga over it is just not right.

Just. Let. It. Go. Seriously.