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Michael Phelps is Backed by McDonald's

What Do You Think of the Phelps–McDonald's Deal?

A growing epidemic, childhood obesity is an issue for many American families. Fast food chains make it easy for parents to grab meals on the go, and the low price points of sugary drinks and dollar menus make them irresistible to those on a budget. But, that won't keep the major brands from advertising to your tots or paying big time faces to promote their product.
Groups like the Children's International Obesity Foundation are irritated with golden boy Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for signing endorsement deals with McDonald's and Kellogg's as it may encourage youngsters to steer toward those choices. While the endorsements will link the famed athlete to the brands, it may also give parents talking points. Although the championed sportsman consumes "unhealthy" fast food meals, he clearly balances his diet with lots of exercise.

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mom2bella mom2bella 8 years
How do we know he really eats McDonalds? He may not eat it and just be cashing in.
honey693 honey693 8 years
If your kids are fat it's your fault, not Michael Phelps' or the Cookie Monster or whomever the media decides to target next. When Michael Phelps starts driving your 4 year old to McDonald's and letting him eat a double cheeseburger, fries and a coke every day then you can blame him.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I agree with everyone here - totally the parents responsibility.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
He personally eats McDonalds all the time and is the picture of phys fitness....totally mom and dad's responsibility to police their children, not his...good for him
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Seriously, if my kids are making food choices based on who's on the box, I've failed, not Michael Phelps.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
responsibility begins at home, and its the parents job to teach it not phelps or ronald mcdonald.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
well said Kristin...i totally agree. Parents should take a good long look in the mirror if they have obese children.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
I am so sick of society making it everyone elses responsibility to keep people from being over weight. Seriously what the hell does what choices Michael Phelps makes in his life have to do with what anyone eats? So now everytime a celebrity teams up with any company having to do with food they are going to be criticized based on how many calories the menu contains. Perfect example we are setting for our children when society allows you to use everyone else around you including people YOU DON'T EVEN PERSONALLY KNOW as a cop out for our own personal flaws/bad choices. maybe they should start worry about that instead of what stranger is making our children fat this month.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 8 years
In my opinion it's the parents' job. Phelps can do whatever he wants. Exercise doesn't balance out eating complete garbage though.... and I'm curious why "unhealthy" was put in quotations :)
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
I agree Ladies!!!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
It's the parents' job!!! Geez!!! As I said in another post, it's the parent who is responsible for physically taking their children to McDonald's and purchasing food for them there or from Kelloggs. Phelps can do whatever he wants - these people need to stop blaming other people and look at themselves.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
parents job these days I feel like parents leave to much up to the media and school system
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I say good for him. Parents need to be responsible for teaching their children proper nutriotion and eating habits. Everything in moderation. I can guarentee Phelps did not win Gold by eating nothing but McDonalds.
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