Mr. President, You're to Skinny...

Wow. That’s some list! Recently, a bunch of school kids wrote letters to our newly elected president. And one little girl thinks he’s too skinny. Her advice, gobble down lots of hamburgers, cupcakes, cotton candy and French fries. Eek! Clearly, good nutrition for kids still is a long, long way away. Luckily, other suggestions were better, such as taking walks and reading books; via The New York Times.

I wonder what her parents are feeding her! Maybe she’s eating nothing but French fries, like this little girl, or hotdogs in shape of squids. I’m not sure which is worse, fries or hotdogs. Actually, they’re both horrible. Dr. Fuhrman considers hotdogs and French fries, along with other foods, like butter, cheese, doughnuts, salt and sausage, as some of the worst foods you can eat. They’ll shorten your life!

People are monkey-see, monkey-do. If kids grow up around parents who eat healthy, eating lots of fruits and veggies, kids will eat good stuff too. Hey, the main reason I love greens and beans is because I grew up watching my mother eat it, then I started eating it, now I eat it all the time!

Image credit: The New York Times

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Matt Stone - January 27, 2009 4:26 PM

Lots of refined sugar, refined starch, polyunsaturated fats, with adequate protein. Works as a weight gainer every time. Even a kid who can barely write knows what causes obesity. I don't see sausage or butter (except in reference to popcorn, which never comes with real butter on it but more polyunsaturated vegetable oil) on that list, nor do I see much cheese, with the exception of the pizza. Perhaps you and the author of that memo should discuss that. I side with the author of that letter.

Sara - January 27, 2009 11:18 PM

Ice cream, cookies,cotten candy. These are not food. I know people eat these things but I don't believe even the people eating them think they are healthy. When people eat hot dogs it's not because they think hot dogs are nutritSo Matt. cotton candy is healthy. Get real.

sharon shaw - January 28, 2009 12:16 AM

I just love cotton candy and hot dog buns--they are great for insulating fragile items sent throught the mail....

Steve - January 28, 2009 8:48 AM

Matt, you are using this letter as proof of something???

Anyhoo... I notice plenty of sat fat on that list, like pizza, hamburgers and hot dogs.


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