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Bill Cosby Discusses Obesity Problem In Philadelphia

Bill Cosby, right, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, left, were part of a panel discussing obesity in Philadelphia. (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Bill Cosby, right, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, left, were part of a panel discussing obesity in Philadelphia. (credit: John Ostapkovich)

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By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Bill Cosby was part of a panel discussion on the health of Philadelphians on Monday in which the overwhelming worry was about obesity.

A panel in the WHYY studios involving Cosby, his TV writing partner Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Steve Clemmons of sponsor The Atlantic and KYW’s Dr. Brian McDonough immediately zeroed on on diet as a reason too many in this area are overweight or obese.

Cosby displayed his health activist side by suggesting a mid-afternoon snack of a little baggie of meat protein and a second of veggies as a way to avoid a caffeine jolt or ripping open a snack pack of something.

“If I read the small print and I see that what I love to taste has predatomapotamine, fake slimotanimlaning, I don’t care,” says Cosby. “I just want to eat it.”

School lunches served in the low-income program took a hit, as three forms of sugar with a little canned fruit thrown in.

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