When I was in fourth grade, my idol was a University of Michigan quarterback who grew up down the road. I wanted to go to Michigan and play quarterback too, so I started wearing the same number in my school sports. If I had known what kind of food he ate—or said he ate—I would’ve insisted on eating it too.
Whether they like it or not, fame, visibility and status make athletes role models to many young children, an audience they have a tremendous influence on. While that power could be used to show kids how eating healthy and spending hours upon hours practicing has helped them achieve their goals, there’s more money to be made by dunking an Oreo or quenching their thirst with sugar and caffeine.
Here are the 10 athletes who advertise the worst junk food to kids.