WHAT IS A MILLENNIAL )?
Let’s move on to some actual data points about this cohort.
P.S. Don’t worry if this is all news to you – you didn’t miss “generations day” in high school. The word millennial is relatively new, and some of the specifics are nebulous, which can promote confusion.
- How old are they?
Demographers disagree, but the general number I use – and the one that Pew uses – is those who are between the ages of 18 to 34 in 2015.
- How did millennials get their name?
Credit for the moniker “millennial” goes to Neil Howe and and the late William Strauss, who first used the term in the mid-90s and wrote Millennials Rising in 2000. It was outgrowth of work they had done for a book calledGenerations, which was among the first to explore the idea that groups share qualities such as beliefs, attitudes, values and behaviors because of the time period when they grew up.
Other names applied to this generation include:
- Generation Y: Yes, “millennial” and “Gen Y” are the same thing.
- Echo boomers: As children of Boomers, millennials make up the largest generation since their parents.
- Digital natives: They are the first generation who don’t know life without the internet and personal tech devices.
By the way, my personal pet peeve surrounding the name is when it is couched in the phrase “so-called millennials.” We don’t say “so-called Gen X-ers,” do we? Can’t we just call them millennials at this point?
- What’s next?
The race is on, of course, to coin the term for the next generation, with contenders such as Post Generation, the iGeneration and the Pluralist Generation, also known as the “Plurals.” The name that’s used most often? Gen Z. And that’s leading some to speculate on the generation after that, many of whom haven’t even been born yet. Since we are now out of letters, one expert has stepped forward to call these yet-to-be-conceived kids Generation Alpha. (Personally, I am reserving judgment until that generation is actually conceived.)
In my opinion, being “millennial” is, in many ways, a state of mind. Pew Research even has a fun quiz, “How millennial are you?” that shows where you fit on the scale and how you compare with others in your generation.
Millennials — those currently in their late teens to early 30s — tend to stray away from political and religious affiliations, and buck other traditional life milestones like marriage, according to a wide-ranging Pew Research study of the so-called “me” generation.
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- Wet Wipes
- Hair Brush
- First Aid
- Flip Flops
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- snacks:Beach Picnic Lunches :
Healthy Snack Suggestions
- Nuts and fruit or try nut butter for dipping with a banana or apple
- Whole wheat crackers (with no added sugar) with low-fat cheese cubes
- Veggie sticks and hummus
- Yogurt and granola
- ½ sandwich: choose whole-wheat bread & add lean meat and veggies
- Ricotta cheese sprinkled with cinnamon to spread on whole-wheat bread or crackers
- Veggie sticks with Greek yogurt dip: Add powdered ranch dip mix to plain Greek yogurt for a delicious, high protein dip
- Grapes and a string cheese
- If granola bars are what they crave, look for a brand that contains a decent amount of fiber and protein. Lara bars or Kashi TLC bars are an example.
- Whole grain tortilla chips with black bean dip and/or salsa. Make dips from scratch if time permits
- Cottage cheese with fruit
- Fruit salad parfaits: Fruit salad is always a picnic favorite. Berries and peaches are a great addition to a summer fruit salad because they are in-season. Try dividing up the fruit salad into plastic containers; add yogurt and granola or nuts for a sweet treat.
- Pasta salad: Pasta salad is a great picnic choice because it is served cold. Use whole-wheat pasta and add diced tomatoes, onion, red and green bell peppers, and grated carrots. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over it. Grilled chicken would be a great addition to the pasta salad if craving a more filling meal.
- Snack it up: Pair a couple snacks listed above for a non-traditional lunch. Kids love options and making decisions so try a cheese, cracker, and fruit platter that will give them different options to pick from. The same can be done with a veggie platter. Cut up celery, carrots, broccoli, and bell peppers and offer a choice of dips such as hummus, bean dip, and ranch dip.
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