Some people take the war on trans fat more personally than others. Anti-fat crusader MeMe Roth literally throws herself into the fight to deliver kids at the YMCA from temptation. Are sprinkles the serpent in the YMCA's otherwise healthy Eden?:
With 30% of America's children at risk for obesity and diet-related diabetes; with two-thirds of their parents already overweight; and with the YMCA of the USA asserting its "unique position in the fight against child obesity"; MeMe Roth endeavored to rid the YMCA of junk food. Ms. Roth attempted to discard the sprinkles, artificially-flavored caramel and chocolate syrups, and other high-fructose corn syrup-laden and artificially colored substances, along with the artery-clogging full-fat ice cream set up near the entranceway as a free celebratory offering to YMCA members. In response, the YMCA blocked its junk food table and held back the 5'6″, 120-pound, Ms. Roth with a 6′ 3″ football player volunteer named "Eric" and called the police….
The YMCA has threatened to press charges and terminate Ms. Roth's family membership to the YMCA.
For more on MeMe, who also wants to boycott Girl Scout cookies, go here.