Hot Dog + Squid = Fun for Kids?

Can’t get your kids to eat calamari? Don’t know what to do? Silly—just cut up a hot dog to look like squid. From Parenting Dish:

But how, you ask, do you turn an ordinary, everyday hot dog into a deep-sea monster meal? With the Octodog Frankfurter Converter, of course. This handy-dandy device that no well-equiped kitchen should be without takes an ordinary hot dog and turns it into a tentacled horror ready to ravage your green bean casserole while delighting your kids.
Yeah, because eating hot dogs is a good idea—that was sarcasm! No doubt Dr. Fuhrman is pulling his hair out over this—not sarcasm. Why? Dr. Fuhrman considers hot dogs one of the worst foods you can eat. Look:
Worst Seven Foods for Health and Longevity
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Potato Chips and French Fries
  • Doughnuts
  • Salt
  • Sausage, hot dogs
  • Pickled, smoked or barbequed meat
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Hans Suter - May 21, 2007 3:42 PM

please have a look at this piece from the Herald Tribune: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/05/21/opinion/edplanck.php

peter bircsak - May 22, 2007 9:30 AM

That article is more irresponsible than feeding a baby only soy and apple juice. Too bad people let the author get away with making broad strokes . The author should be called for a poorly researched article reaching ridiculous conclusions. It is so inaccurate that it is embarrassing to read. Think I will comment to that journal. Pete

Diane C. - May 22, 2007 1:50 PM

Regarding the article posted by Hans Suter: it's actually also the most-emailed article on nytimes.com. I'm a fan of Dr. Fuhrman's, and I can guess what he'd say about it. However, I'd love to see a response from Dr. Fuhrman - either to the NYT (if they'll print it!) or to this forum.

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