Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Next Jared is Hispanic?

I want to tell you a little secret. Lean in close because it is a doozy. KIDS IN AMERICA ARE FAT. I'm not talking chubby or husky. They are f-a-t, fat, fat, fat, obese, tubs-of-lard, etc. I went over to a friend-of-a-friend's house and some little kid was playing video games.

I looked at this fat little tyke and thought his soda gut would put Big Daddy Drew's beer gut to shame. This kid couldn't even drink booze yet, and he had a regular keg going. Not just a pony keg.

This isn't an anomaly because I go to local mall and see a bunch of these captain chubby's running around. Usually with Momma Rhinocerous Thighs or Daddy Hippopotamus. So, yes, America has a problem with fat children and apparently it's even worse for hispanic kids.

Thankfully, Subway and former USMNT captain Tab Ramos are teaming up to fight the obesity epidemic for hispanic children.

SUBWAY(R) Restaurants today announced that it has teamed up with Hispanic soccer legend Tab Ramos in a national effort to combat juvenile obesity among Latinos. The joint initiative called, "Scoring a Goal for our Youth," will take Ramos, a national soccer Hall of Famer and former Olympian, to various cities around the country to speak to inner-city youth groups about the need to eat well, be active and follow one's dreams.

"As a Latino athlete, I feel obligated to do my part in the fight against juvenile obesity, which is affecting our kids disproportionately in relation to the general population," Ramos said. "SUBWAY(R) Restaurants is a natural partner for this cause because its varied and affordable menu offers young people the choice of eating fresh and leading an active lifestyle."

I can't think of a better person to fight obesity than a former world class athlete who probably never had to deal with weight issues. The kids will really relate to that.

[Photo Credit: Mr. Crip]


The NY Kid said...

Shouldn't he be starting with Ronaldo?

The Fan's Attic said...

you mean this guy?