Former President Bill Clinton begins a tour of US schools this September in connection with an American Heart Association campaign aimed to "reduce childhood obesity in the US within 10 years," according to Sanjay Gupta's column in the August 1 Time Magazine. Evidently Bill was 210 pounds at age 15, and not pleased about it.
Clinton suggests restaurants like McD's need to change their core menus. Tra La. The column points out that McD's is one of the largest purchasers of apples in the US, indicating this is "progress." If those apples are going into the transfat and sugar laden apple "pies" the company sells, that ain't progress, baby. ( McD's website lists 250 calories per 2.7 oz baked apple pie serving, 34 carbs, 11 grams of fat of which 4.5 are trans fat.) Anyway, as Morgan Spurlock points out in his film, Supersize Me, and his book, few people go to McD's for the salads and apples.
( Pic of BC from www.jaybrewer.net--Okay, we know Bill no longer eats the stuff, right??)