news for the Quaker Oats man: He's getting a milk mustache this October.
is launching a campaign urging you to douse oatmeal’s disease-fighting benefits
with dairy milk, which is loaded with cholesterol, saturated fat, and sugar. MilkPEP,
a milk promotion program funded by the dairy industry, is behind the promotion.
But you can urge Quaker to save face—and its customers’ health—by ditching the
is the top source of saturated fat in the American diet and exacerbates
America’s No. 1 killer: heart disease. Milk also increases the risk of prostate,
ovarian, and other cancers. And it causes cramping, diarrhea, and
bloating for the 65
percent of the population who are lactose intolerant.
Swapping whole milk for 2% won’t lessen the nutritional
impact either. Skim and nonfat milks are not much better than the full fat
variety. Most of their calories come from sugar—lactose—which is why they pack
about as many calories as a typical soda
Quaker Oats recipes can be easily made with plant-based milks that—unlike dairy
products—are cholesterol-free and don’t contribute to heart disease, cancer, or
take a minute to sign our petition below. Let Quaker Oats know that dairy-free
is the healthiest way to be!
Dear Ms. Nooyi,
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste.400, Washington DC, 20016Phone: 202-686-2210 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org