There have been a lot of really stupid ideas out there about how to solve America's obesity epidemic. Fad diets, nanny-state government intervention, outlawing salt and fat and Happy Meal toys, DIY gastric-surgery bypass kits for sale on Amazon for the home medical enthusiast. There have been a lot of well-meaning attempts made by celebrities (looking at you, Jamie Oliver) and normal, everyday do-gooders as well, and First Lady Michelle Obama has more or less made the smallerization of American waistbands the cornerstone of her domestic policy agenda.
But leave it to the good folks over at The Onion News Network (debuting tomorrow, January 21, on IFC) to come up with the simplest, most elegant plan yet. Or actually, I guess we have to thank "Steve Hoyer," the "Deputy FDA Commissioner" giving a press conference in this clip and urging Americans to "just eat a goddamn vegetable once in a while."
The video after the jump.
The truth hurts, doesn't it? I would watch a whole lot more real FDA press conferences if their people started actually talking like this.