April is yogurt month

In 2003 the National Yogurt Association designated April as yogurt month to advance its campaign to ensure products marketed meet consumers expectations by containing the live and active cultures associated with potential health benefits.

Yogurt serves as a healthy snack; it has vitamin D, calcium and protein. There also are some lactose-free yogurts.

Strawberry yogurt smoothie

Servings: 4

1 1/2 cups fat free milk, cold

1 1/2teaspoons strawberry; low calorie soft drink mix

1 8-ounce container vanilla low fat yogurt

1 cup frozen yogurts

Place all ingredients in a blender in order listed. Blend on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.

Wetzel, 18, is the SUN Area Dairy Princess serving Montour, Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties and a recent graduate of Selinsgrove Area High School. She may be reached at life@sungazette.com