Lactose Intolerance Is A Poor Excuse For…

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Some of the long-time readers might wonder why a man whose wacky digestive system has created some of the finest blog fodder found online would talk about milk.

Because a man who shares such gems as Jack’s Experience In the Ladies Room and A Little Digestive Distress- Chicken Vindaloo might not be the first person you think of to promote milk.

I wouldn’t blame you for being among that group, especially if you had the opportunity to pore through What the Hell Happened to Courtesy. Heck some of you have even written in to ask what happened to Flatulent Fred.

Well I can tell you he wasn’t the focal point of How To Use 5000 Pounds of Bananas To Terrorize Noisy Neighbors and that old Fred might have been the beneficiary of biological warfare because when you are lactose intolerant and you intentionally eat a bucket of ice cream funny things happen.

Lactose Intolerance Is A Poor Excuse For…

Truth is lactose intolerance would be a poor excuse for not trying to help raise money to provide gallons of milk to hungry families who need it.

Yeah, that is right the point of this post is to raise money for hungry families and their children.

Think about this for a moment:

Milk  a nutrient powerhouse providing 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein in each 8 ounce serving “ is one of the most requested items by food bank clients year-round. But it’s especially needed during the summer when kids may be missing out on nutritious meals provided through school breakfast and lunch programs.


On average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year. That’s because while Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, many don’t think to donate milk because it’s perishable.

One of the most important things I have ever taught my children is to find ways to give back.

We aren’t here to focus solely upon ourselves and our desires. We have a responsibility to help others and to do what we can to make the world a better place.

Giving back is one of the ways we do that.

The Diet of Teens and Preteens

In the midst of the silly and the serious I ought to point out that my kids drink more milk today than when they were truly little.

Part of that is because they are constantly on the go and drinking milk is an easy way for them to try to maintain a healthier diet.

Why am I asking you to donate money again when I already mentioned it once above?

Because of the facts on the infographic below and because the people that skim through posts might have missed the first request.


FinalGAMD_infographic-01My kids always have fresh milk in our refrigerator, let’s do what we can to help other families do the same.

Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Milk Life for this promotion.  I have received compensation for my participation, but my passion and thirst for Milk is my own

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  1. Kristen June 9, 2015 at 3:17 am

    I too don’t drink milk or eat dairy of any kind, but I want to help!

  2. Larry June 8, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks for the thoughts here. It sounds like a good and worthy charity. We all need milk.

  3. Janine Huldie June 8, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Definitely appreciate you sharing this here today and am going to check it out as it does sound like a great cause to help out.

  4. kat June 8, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Thank you for this inspiration Jack. You’re right, I do give non-perishable goods to food drives but I also give money when I can so that the food banks can buy things like milk.
    My kids (14 and 16) go through so much milk that I’ve seriously thought about renting a cow so I know how expensive that it can get. I’m not rich by any means but can’t imagine how families with less than I have can manage.

    • jacksteiner June 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

      If I hadn’t been prompted to think about donating milk it wouldn’t have occurred to me either. I would have worried about perishables spoiling.

      I am right next to you at the cow shop. My kids can drink like no tomorrow.

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