posted on May, 3 2004 @ 10:20 AM
Other points aside, I think John Nada hit the nail on the head. Kids need to turn off the playstation every now and then and go fall out of a tree or
whack some weeds with sticks for an afternoon. That's what we used to do back when obesity was rare and I was young.
I try to make sure my son gets a balance. He's only three at the moment, so it's not hard to get him away from the TV, which he only really watches
while I'm getting his breakfast ready. (that boy sure loves Noddy)
What worries me is that this three year old of mine can turn on the family PC, log on to windows XP with his password, launch internet explorer and
find his favorites folder. It's going to be hard keeping him away from the computers and the internet. I dont want the Internet raising my child,
that would be far worse then TV, I think, and will equally lead to obesity or at least a sentient lifestyle.
I completely agree with KrazyJethro about the salad. Unless you take great care with your kids foor, it's easy to give them too much fatty food. The
kids ranges of food in the supermarkets here (in the UK) have got plenty of fat and sugars in the dinosaur-shaped, breaded chicken pieces, which seem
to be the only thing my kid actually wants (other than chips). So, this is something I'm giving him less and less of. We eat plenty of fruit and veg,
I hope he will carry on accepting this as he gets older.