Do you want fries with that?
It seems American kids aren't the only ones growing at an alarming rate. And by growing, I mean putting the padding on or, in laymen's terms, getting fat. The disturbing trend has moved at least two mega-profile individuals to doing something about it. First-lady Michelle Obama has made it her life's work to bring childhood obesity to the attention of the American people. And "Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver has just launched a weekly American television show aimed at getting kids to eat right.
As we approach Easter this week, seems there were more miracles going on at The Last Supper than we knew about. The initial visual documentation of the most famous dinner ever - "table for 13, right this way" - was preserved by Leonardo da Vinci in the 15th century. But now it seems subsequent renderings have resulted in more food on the table.
A study by 2 professors at Cornell University has discovered that down through the years, reviewing over 50 subsequent paintings of the last supper, the plate sizes and the portions of food on the plates have grown by up to 69 per cent. Art would seem to imitate life.
Some renderings weren't included in the study. Among my favourites are:
Battlestar Galactica Hot Dish
Fast Food To Go
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