We asked athletes, mayors, public health professionals and others for one food vice they had as a child — and how they managed to beat it.
1. Michelle Kwan, Olympic figure skater "I wasn’t born eating kale ... When I was young, I would eat Junior Mints. All the older skaters would look at me and be like, Oh, she’ll grow out of it.' I definitely did because by the time I reached puberty, it was time I had to change my eating habits. ... I still have a sweet tooth. But I think it was very noticeable that it wasn’t serving me well and that I had to change that habit and to eat healthy."Jeffrey MacMillan/for The Washington Post
Former Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin told Washington Post Live editor Mary Jordan, "We have to put the joy back into being healthy." "Good food doesn't have to taste bad," she said at the 2013 Childhood Obesity Summit.