Skip to comments.Michael Phelps Chastised for Endorsing Frosted Flakes
Posted on 08/20/2008 5:13:26 PM PDT by Marie2
You better eat your . . . Frosted Flakes?
Olympic legend Michael Phelps will appear on boxes of the Kellogg's brand sugar cereal, drawing sharp criticism from health experts worried about the message he'll be sending to children across America.
"I would not consider Frosted Flakes the food of an Olympian," said nutritionist Rebecca Solomon of Mount Sinai Medical Center.
"I would rather see him promoting Fiber One. I would rather see him promoting oatmeal. I would even rather see him promoting Cheerios."
The announcement yesterday that Phelps, 23, winner of a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, would grace Frosted Flakes and Corn Flakes boxes instead of the traditional athlete's choice of Wheaties left many perplexed.
Frosted Flakes has three times the amount of sugar as Wheaties and 1/3rd the fiber.
This doesn't matter much to a virtuoso swimmer who consumes 12,000 calories a day.
Still, in a country where childhood obesity is an alarming issue, Phelps' iconic image sharing space with Tony the Tiger sends the wrong message, experts say.
"For a guy like Michael Phelps who isn't worried about obesity because he's burning thousands of calories as an athlete...eating Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes every so often is not an issue," Solomon said.
The Phelps-emblazoned cereal boxes hit supermarket shelves in mid-September.
As John Travolta said in “Michael” - “Not Enough Sugar In The World” ...... now, he’s my idol ......
I think I’ll go and have a bowl of Frosted Flakes right now. Yum!
Doesent matter a d@mn what YOU consider to be "the food of an Olympian", Rebecca - simply because you are an academic egghead; NOT an Olympian.
One probably wouldn’t want to down a big bowl of Fiber One and then wrestle, swim, run..........
Grow up and get a life Rebecca.
Good for Phelps not being PC when considering endorsements. My respect for him climbed even more. It’s his business and all the health Nazis can stuff it.
Rebecca is obviously wrong. If Frosted Flakes are good for Tony the Tiger, they are darned sure the Breakfast of Champions and good enough for Michael Phelps.
Always winter, never Christmas with the libs.
Rebecca Solomon needs to shut up.
I would rather see her minding her own f***ing business.
Better Frosted Flakes than Total. Total tastes terrible!
“You can never have too much sugar.” Ha,ha, Great movie.
Good for Michael. To hell with the so called health experts. Everyone shoul mind their own business. Michael has a right to do this and so he should. He’s a REAL ROLE MODEL for children...ALL children.
Phelps has to eat something like 4000 calories per meal because of his training regimen — or course he’s going to endorse Frosted Flakes.
Ummm. Love frosted flakes. Good endorsement.
I’d like to see an athlete endorse packaged chocolate donuts.
FF is only 3x the sugar as Wheaties??? OMG, that means that Wheaties has WAY more sugar than I realized. Bet I'm not the only one.
If FF is made of real sugar instead of that fake corn crap, hell, it's probably good for us.
Ah, thank you for telling it like it is.
I heard Mark Spitz said he would never endorse Frosted Flakes. /sarcasm off
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