Ice Cream, Yummy. Reagan Wasn’t Always Wrong!

Sunday will give me a perfect excuse (not that I need one) to have a big DQ Banana Split. Ice cream is my favorite food and I celebrate July every year.

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 nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2011, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 17.

The U.S. ice cream industry generates more than $21 billion in annual sales and provides jobs for thousands of citizens. About 9% of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the nation’s dairy industry.

One thought on “Ice Cream, Yummy. Reagan Wasn’t Always Wrong!”

  1. I can’t think of a presidential resolution I would rather give my full support to! If there is a nature’s perfect food, it has to be ice cream.

    The mother of some good friends of ours suffered from chronic depression and for nearly ten years ate almost exclusively, ice cream. It made her happy, secure, gave quality to her life, and kept her alive for a long time. My father did a similar thing during the final years of his life.

    Here’s to all frozen concoctions!

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