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Michael Phelps

Cereal Killer

8/20/2008 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael PhelpsFive out of five dentists say Michael Phelps is all wet -- when it comes to his choice of breakfast cereal.

Health experts are going nuts because Mikey likes Frosted Flakes, and is going to be on the FF box rather than a Wheaties box, like pretty much every other big-shot athlete. They're all up in arms because Flakes has three times as much sugar as Wheaties and only a fraction of the fiber. Not so grrrrrreat after all?!

We've put in a call to the Wheaties peeps, but haven't heard back yet.

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leanna    

maybe michael doesn't like or eat wheaties and doesn't want to promote something he doesn't eat.. it makes sense to me.. i don't wanna endorse something i don't associate with. I don't think it had to do with any big payouts either. I believe i saw an interview of michael during the olympics showing what he eats during the day and i'm pretty sure their was a box of Frosted Flakes on his counter. kudos to michael for doing something for him and now is going to go around the US to get kids interested in the sport of swimming so they aren't in front of the tv all day. i commend him for thinking of the kids and for his beautiful performance at the Olympics. My son who is 3 already wants to take swimming lessons so he too can have a gold medal someday. Thank you michael for inspiring my child to want to swim!

2232 days ago
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Get REAL!    

I can not believe this is even a discussion!!! But since it is... No matter what people think it is NOT the responsiblity of Michael Phelps or any other athlete, celebrity, teacher, government or joe blow to take responsiblity for the health of our nations children. IT'S US, THE PARENTS !!!!!! Let's STOP blaming everyone else and take responsibility for what is ours! It is so easy to say well it's the schools fault for the lunch they serve or it's Michaels fault because he likes (or doesn't like) frosted flakes and he put his face on their box... Is Kellogs going around giving out free boxes of cereal to kids? NO, the parents are buying them! If you don't want your kids to eat it... don't feed it to them! Michael can still be an inspiration to them on how to adapt, overcome and persevere for what you want!!! Let's teach our kids that! Along with standing up and owning our own actions, words, and behavior.

2232 days ago
93.

a2burns    

i would think he would like lucky charms !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2232 days ago
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M.    

Phelps has already been on the cover of wheaties. GMills doesn't duplicate athletes on their covers so since he's already been there and done that, why not get on the cover of a Kellogg's product. Smart guy IMO

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