Billboards Link Obesity With Cheese in School

One shows a man's potbelly and says "Your abs on cheese.''

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012  |  Updated 8:56 AM EDT
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An organization that promotes a vegan diet is using billboards showing fat bellies and thighs to make a case against cheese on school lunch menus.     

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says cheese products play a big role in the epidemic of childhood obesity.

The group wants the Albany city school district to cut cheese from its lunch menu, which is loaded with the stuff.     

Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee wrote in a letter to school board President Daniel Egan that one in three students in New York are overweight or obese.     

The billboards went up on Tuesday.

One shows a man's potbelly and says "Your abs on cheese.'' Another shows a woman's cellulite-dimpled thigh and says "Your thighs on cheese.''

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