Thursday, March 16, 2006

What does this have to do with anything?

With new studies revealing pop and other sugar-laden beverages contribute to weight gain, even in toddlers, the image of a pudgy prime minister enjoying a can of ``liquid candy'' may not be sending the right message, say nutritional experts. Dr. Paul Boisvert, co-ordinator for educational activities for the Merck Frosst/Canadian Institutes of Health Research chair in obesity at Laval University, said it's difficult to gauge the prime minister's eating habits and what affect they have on his weight, but that his image could have a negative impact.

``It's not a good example,'' he said.

His job is to govern the country not to be a good eating example.