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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
Somebody needs to do something about fat children, if their parents aren't willing to.
We have restrictions on children drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and having sex, because they aren't considered mature enough to make an informed decision to partake in these activities, or because the activities may be harmful to them. Yet, when it comes to unhealthy, fat-oozing food; they are allowed to unrestrictedly stuff their faces with it, and their parents have no legal obligation to feed them any semblance of a healthy diet.
I think that a lot of it is down to some parents just being completely lazy, It's far easier ordering takeaways, going to fast-food shops, and eating pre-packaged meals. If more parents made the effort to cook healthy meals for their children and watch their children's dietary intake then there wouldn't be a child obesity ''epidemic''.
There's nothing wrong with children having junk-food as a treat, but to use it as the staple family meal or ''go to'' food option is just completely irresponsible, neglectful and unfair.
edit on 6-5-2011 by Sherlock Holmes because: (no reason given)
The team of researchers also showed that certain strains of bacteria -- varying in concentration in the three gut types -- boost the likelihood of obesity, a finding that could shed light on why some people have a harder time losing weight than others.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by ScorpioRising
Actually is not that they are promoting been bigger as in clothing, is that Obesity in the US is a way of life now, slim people will not be the norm withing a few more years as we are becoming the most fattest nation in the world per capital along with diabetes.
It has taken only one generation to get us to this point, for many children now obesity is just something they are born into.
Originally posted by RicoMarston
Originally posted by Michelle129th
LOL...if they start putting my kid's BMI on his report card, then I shall make my own report card for my kids to send back to the school staff...and perhaps even the people at the school board. There are many overweight, coffee drinking, cigarette smoking unhealthy people in the education profession. I guess if it's fair for them to point it out to my child, I'll point it out to them
is your child obese?
Originally posted by ScorpioRising
Oh, and I don't care HOW busy or over worked you might be, it takes about 20 minutes to cook spaghetti bolognaise. Or about 30 mins to prep and cook potatoes, veg and a small chop. No time at all if you care about your kids health!
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by oubliette
BMI is merely another tool in the toolkit we use to monitor the health of a human as a whole, not the be all, end all indicator of obesity. Combined with other indicators, in the hands of and with the results interpreted by a properly trained professional, it has some value in health monitoring. It also might give a person a target to aim for and improve upon if things as a whole do go awry. I don't see a huge issue here.
Originally posted by truthseeker1984
When will people realize that BMI is grossly outdated, and doesn't factor in physical build, muscle build, bone structure, etc.? If I were basing my "healthy weight" off of BMI, I would look anorexic. No joke.