How to Lose Weight and Get Fired


In addition to the new-and-improved dietary guidelines, Americans can now count on the vending machine industry to help alleviate the chronic shortage of information on how not to eat too much. Former football player Lynn Swann, the chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, is apparently doing public relations for the industry's anti-obesity campaign. Watchdog groups are not amused:

"Lynn Swann's ability to speak out on the need for children to limit their junk food intake will be severely compromised by his role as spokesperson for the vending machine trade association," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW.

Whole thing here.