Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mixed Signals on Obesity

Yesterdays post about mixed signals got me thinking and I've decided to compile some visuals of the mixed signals I'm talking about. A picture is worth 1000 words they say.

3 Things that Don't Make Any Sense(in no particular order):

1. Shrek was Chosen as the Spokesperson for an Anti-Obesity campaign aimed at children. Yes please take a "big fat ogre" as he is referred to, and make him head up a campaign on Obesity. McFly! McFly! (back the the future reference)

It should also be noted that Shrek is also featured on fruit snacks and candy as well. I mean don't get me wrong, I think the whole Shrek Movie series is fantastic as it teaches kids acceptance of others. I just don't think he makes the cut for Anti-Obesity Study. I think he eventually got yanked from fulfilling the job, as I don't see too much about it anymore.

A picture of 2 AWARD WINNING Dietitians

2. Does anyone see the problem here? In yesterdays post there was an error, yesterday I said award winning nutritionists, when I should have said dietitians. I think dietitians actually makes this a bit worse. Thanks for Chris Shugart for pointing this one out.

3. Don't you even think about expending a few extra calories on your way to the gym. Make sure you park close too, in those reserved parking spaces. I'm hoping this is a photoshopped picture but I doubt it.

As you can see these mixed signals are everywhere confusing adults and even more painfully our youth. If you see any of these mixed signals elsewhere please comment below.

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