What a difference two days can make. On Sunday, I read "Running on alternative fuel sources," about ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, who has written a book about his vegan diet and his running. On Tuesday, I read "Morneau's healthier decisions at the plate" about how Minnesota Twins slugger Justin Morneau changed his diet in his quest to return to full health. In the second article, I was stunned to learn that the postgame meal made available to the team at the visitors' clubhouse in St. Petersburg, Fla., included candy, ribs, and macaroni and cheese. Seriously? These are professional athletes whose livelihood depends on their physical conditioning, and this is what management chooses to serve them? No wonder this country has an obesity epidemic when even athletes are eating this amount of sugar and fat.
POLLY SAUL, MINNEAPOLIS
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