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CQ’s Unsuitable View Of Popular Restaurant Fare

1998 Nanny of the Year Kelly Brownell of Yale University is at it again. He tells fashion mag “GQ” that Americans face “a landscape of mini-marts, value packs, [and] fast-food restaurants open twenty-four hours a day” and “a media saturated with Eat! Eat! Eat! messages… [T]his has influenced our eating habits more than all the doctors’ good advice and all the memories of learning the food pyramid.” Another “health guru,” Dr. Andrew Weil, complains that Americans have “the worst diet in the world.” (“American Booty,” GQ, May 2000.)

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