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 banana-promoting video after the jump.

Kerri Walsh Eats a Banana to Win Gold


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