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Originally posted by jetflock
Yes and no. You people feed your kids garbage. And the grocery stores and restaurants supply garbage. All your kids are fat sloths and you like it. Its society's fault as well.
Originally posted by RobertAntonWeishaupt
reply to post by bozzchem
Here's a sorry fact for you: People are idiots.
Not all people, mind you.
But many many many people are idiots.
Of course, the problem is that this includes not just parents but legislators and school lunch coordinators as well.
Consider the number of kids out there whose parents (maybe) give them a pop tart and a juice box on their way out the door, trust them to eat well at school (when there are plenty of junk food options available), then grab some Mickey-D's on the way home in the evening.
I'm not saying that a nanny state for everyone is the way to go.
Then again, neither is the administration. This is about government subsidized school lunch programs. If you want to pack your kid a lunch or teach them to pack their own, go for it. That's how we roll in my house and I can guarantee you that my kid's food is tastier and more nutritious than anything the government's going to give her.
Don't take everything so personally. It's not that YOU can't be trusted to feed your kids. It's that the mouthbreathing consumer drones can't be trusted. Heck, these are the people who've voted for the various chuckleheads currently digging in to the government trough, these are the people who've made fast food one of the biggest industries in America, the people who have allowed corporate shills to bring sugar water and nutrient free instant-gratification bars into our schools, the people who let their kids get indoctrinated by 3-6 hours of TV drivel a day. Do YOU trust these people? Do you want the future of your country in their hands? In the hands of their kids?
The government can give me all the guidelines they want, I'm already doing better by my kids than they will ever be able to ask me to. In the meantime, something needs to be done about all those morons out there.
Originally posted by lynn112
Here is an article that addresses one of my biggest issues with anyone using the BMI as a standard for determining if a person is obese. What Michelle Obama's childhood obesity project gets wrong
or here is another link BMI Not Accurate Indicator Of Body Fat, New Research Suggests
and yet another link BMI Not Accurate Indicator Of Body Fat
and a last link for good measure. BMI Might Be Inaccurate Assessment Of Obesity Among Minorities, Study Finds
The BMI is faulty logic IMO and many children and adults are getting labeled obese when they are far healthier and more active than their "in the range" counterparts. I also think if her words are not choosen carefully, we could see a real epidemic of young girls going on crash diets, becoming anorexic or bulimic because the first lady, a woman who serves as a role model for our young girls, is serving up a dose of self image issues to girls at a stage in their life where self identity is a huge deal.