Sweet Treat: July Is National Ice Cream Month

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In declaring July ice cream month, President Ronald Reagan cited nutritional benefits, and said it should be observed with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." Americans eat more ice cream than anyone else in the world — on average 20 quarts a year.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Fridays don't get better than this. Ahead, a long holiday weekend kicking off on the first day of National Ice Cream month. In declaring July ice cream month, President Reagan cited nutritional benefits and said it should be observed with, quote, "appropriate ceremonies and activities," like eating ice cream. And Americans eat more ice cream than anyone else in the world and average 20 quarts a year or several cones a week.

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