“If all consumers exercised, did what they had to do, the problem of obesity wouldn’t exist.”
Or so said PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi a few years ago in an interview with Fortune magazine.
This, of course, is a tried-and-true food industry talking point, meant to deflect attention from their unhealthy offerings and relentless marketing.
We highlight this quote because our professional organization — the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — is in a partnership with PepsiCo. Why align yourself with a company whose CEO essentially sees exercise as the only relevant factor in health and wellness?