A couple of days ago I turned on the TV and started flipping from channel to channel, perusing all my usual suspects; ESPN, Discovery, Food Network, NFL Network, etc. I ended up watching EXTREME Pig Outs on the Travel Channel, and I couldn’t turn away. If you haven’t seen the show, it is pretty straightforward. They travel the country looking for the biggest, greasiest, most heart-stopping meals they can find, and then they entice customers to eat them on camera. My personal favorite was a “John Elway” 7 pound breakfast burrito that is being marketed to patrons as “larger than a newborn baby”. I don’t know if this a play to entice those customers harboring baby eating fetishes, but whatever it is, judging by the restaurant’s business it seems to be working. I was consistently shocked by three things; the size of the portions, the creativity of the chefs, and the variety of the foods on the show. The only thing that seemed to remain constant was that if you could consume the perverse amount of food fast enough, without purging, you got it for free. At what age do boys start talking? But if children seem to lag behind their peers in their ability to talk, it can create anxiety and plenty of sleepless nights among parents, and perhaps prompt worried phone calls to the pediatrician, asking, “Why isn’t my child talking?” Parents may remember that an older sibling was much farther along in his language development at the same age, maybe speaking in two- or three-word sentences at age 2 with ease. And as time passes, their apprehension may turn to panic.
I forgot about the show until today, when John received an email from one of our operators located up in Canada. The email was so visually shocking that I felt it must be reproduced on the blog. With no further ado……Why We Are Fat.
Let’s keep working hard to get out the word about healthy vending machines! If we have these deadly options out there, we need access to more healthy options to combat them.
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