Nutritionists Angry Over Phelps Kellogg's Endorsement

August 20, 2008 By:
Nutritionists Angry Over Phelps Kellogg's Endorsement

As we reported earlier, Kellogg's won the bid to have Michael Phelps appear on their cereal box, beating out the usual winner, Wheaties. But this has upset many of health experts around the country, and they think it'll send the wrong message to kids about the importance of healthy eating. While Kellogg's does have Corn Flakes, they also have Frosted Flakes, which is loaded with sugar. Michael will be appearing on those boxes, which doesn't exactly coincide with what the public thinks of when they think "breakfast of champions."

Nutritionist Rebecca Solomon of New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center says, "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."

Hate to break everyone's bubble, but did anyone else catch the story that aired during last week's Olympics about all the restaurants Michael eats at in his hometown? That boy consumes 800-10,000 calories per day and still looks the way he does. So we think getting our panties in a bunch over Frosted Flakes is just a little overboard. What do you think?