HOBOKEN, N.J., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer wouldn't be completewithout frozen pops and ice cream, and kids love desserts. Now budget conscious moms have an alternative to high priced and unhealthy frozen treats. The patented Zoku® Quick Pop™ Maker is an economical alternative to expensive trips to novelty ice
Snacks are now a staple in today's diets. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey of nearly 10,000 children, twice as many kids today eat snack foods as compared to 20 years ago. Dr. Michael Fenster, The Grassroots Gourmet, medical doctor and trained chef, advises, "Teaching kids about nutrition at a young age is a primary factor in avoiding obesity as an adult."
Making Zoku Quick Pops for snacks is a great way to have fun with children and encourage a healthier diet. Zoku's recipe book shows how to use juice or frozen yogurt paired with fruit to create a dazzling healthy dessert.
Alarmingly, according to the Center for Disease Control, obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States - triple the rate from just one generation ago. "Making sure snacks are healthy is one way to avoid overweight kids," adds Dr. Mike.
Contributing to the problem is lack of physical activity; the age group 8-18 spends an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media.
This is such a huge issue in our country that in 2010, The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was signed into legislation so more kids will have access to nutritious school lunches, and be more likely to choose healthy snack options.
This summer make nutritional snacking a priority. The Zoku Quick Pop Maker, with a space-saving design (8 by 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches), comes with six reusable sticks, six reusable drip guards and one Super Tool for removing pops from molds. Suggested retail price is $49.95. Sold at Williams-Sonoma (www.williams-sonoma.com), Brookstone (www.brookstone.com), Sur La Table (www.surlatable.com), and www.zokuhome.com. Zoku Quick Pops™ is a recipe book filled with delicious recipes with color photos, with a suggested retail price of $16.95.
For more information, visit www.zokuhome.com.
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