MeMe Roth, who is president of the National Action Against Obesity, has a beef with the annual Girl Scout cookie sale, and says it is fostering the obesity epidemic in America and must be stopped.
Says Roth: Selling cookies sends the wrong message to Girl Scouts. Cookies are too unhealthy to profit from in an era of increasing obesity.
Instead of selling the traditional treats which rake in $700 million a year for the organization Roth believes the Girl Scouts should use their entrepreneurial spirit to raise funds by selling things like books, flowers or fruit.
Roth also says Girl Scout supporters should still be nice to the troops and continue donating money to them.
She says: Give the girls money, but just dont take the cookies.
To control Girl Scout cookie selling and snacking, the NAAO is proposing a five year plan to transition from cookies to being a healthier organization.
Roth adds, We want to start associating the Girl Scouts with their good civic deeds rather than their fattening cookies.
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