Trends We Love: All-You-Can-Eat Ballparks


When one lives in a milieu where everyone reads Michael Pollan and shops local and healthy, it is shocking to learn that the local ballpark is introducing an all-you-can-eat section. Mmmm, all the hotdogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos and soft drinks. Unfortunately, beer is extra. The Dodgers, Royals and Cardinals did it last year, and it was a big success. Dietitians are appalled:

"Its disgusting," said Christine Gerbstadt, a registered dietitian and national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. "Why can't people just enjoy the game and eat sensibly?" Author Neal Pollack told USA Today it was "the worst American culture can offer." He says he sat in the Dodgers' section last year and it "was a gluttonous orgy of stupidity." The smell … was unbearable," Pollack recalls. "By the end of the game, it was like sitting in a sewer." ::The Star

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