Kellyanne Conway wants you to say no to fentanyl, yes to fries and ice cream

She spoke at a youth forum at the White House on Wednesday.

Just say no to street drugs, and yes to French fries and ice cream.

That was basically Kellyanne Conway’s advice to a group of students at a youth forum hosted at the White House on Wednesday. Trump’s opioid chief told the teens to worry less about junk food and more about buying fentanyl-laced narcotics that can cause overdose deaths.

“On our college campuses, your folks are reading the labels, they won't put any sugar in their body, they don't eat carbs anymore, and they're very, very fastidious about what goes into their body,” Conway said. “And then you buy a street drug for $5 or $10, it's laced with fentanyl, and that's it,” she said, referencing the synthetic that can be up to 100 times more potent than morphine and many times more than heroin.

She summed up her advice to the group short and sweet: “As somebody double your age: Eat the ice cream, have the French fry, don't buy the street drug. Believe me, it all works out."

Conway started overseeing the White House’s efforts to combat the opioids epidemic last year, after working as a political adviser for Trump and a Republican pollster — and now she’s being considered for White House communications director. Opioids have become a public health crisis, killing more than 42,000 people in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — that’s more opioid related deaths in one year than during the entire Vietnam War. The Trump administration has responded to the worsening crisis by pushing a “just say no” campaign and, according to Politico, relying heavily on political staff instead of any drug policy professionals.

Her comments come a week after President Trump unveiled a three-pronged approach to the opioid epidemic that includes “spending a lot of money” on commercials, and mandating the Justice Department to pursue the death penalty for drug dealers.