Michael Phelps in Trouble?

At least with nutritionists, and that sort of mob.

Why?

All because the man wants to pick up some walking around money by endorsing Tony the Tiger’s cereal (right in its Mexican variant, thanks to this person for the image).

According to this story, “Breakfast of a champion? Frosted Flakes! Phelps signs with cereal”, nutritionist Rebecca Solomon had this to say,

I would not consider Frosted Flakes the food of an Olympian…I would rather see him promoting Fiber One. I would rather see him promoting oatmeal. I would even rather see him promoting Cheerios.

Solomon acknowledges Phelps’ calorie-rich diet, but is concerned with the message his endorsement will send to kids who don’t burn nearly enough calories as Mr. Phelps.

And why aren’t kids burning enough calories? Because they’re generally spending more and more time in front of a TV watching Phelps’ make history playing video games.

One can hardly fault Phelps’ capitalistic bent for parents’ inability to motivate their kids to put down the controller.

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One Response to Michael Phelps in Trouble?

  1. katdish says:

    Who is this Soloman guy? Doesn’t he remember the very moving SCL commercial starring John Belushi as an olympic athelete singing the praises of his favorite breakfast cereal, “Little Chocolate Donuts”?

    Seriously, swimmers can eat anything. They burn a ton of calories. Maybe that’s my problem. I stopped swimming…

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