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Olympic Volleyball Player Kerri Walsh Eats a Banana, Wins Gold

This video funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service's Small Step program features Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor (filmed before they won yesterday) plugging healthy food. Along with the cast of the animated Christian show 3-2-1 Penguins!, the women promote their idea of a "balanced" diet—one drastically different from that of fellow American athlete Michael Phelps. Says Kerri Walsh: My favorite snack is a banana because it gives me all the energy I need to before a big match. A banana? No three sandwiches of fried eggs, grits, French toast, and chocolate chip pancakes? Phelps would scoff. Then he would eat a banana as if it were the Runts candy version. Watch the... More

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