posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 03:38 AM
When I was at school I can't even remember any fat kids, maybe one. I'm in my mid 30s so it wasn't too long ago.
So what has happened in those last 20 years. Much of it is to do with the seditary lifestyle people lead. When I was a kid I was playing football
every day at school and after school. That's all we did, play football. I've never really been a drinker of soft drinks or eaten at fast food
restaurants, not to say I haven't enjoyed them at some point, but everything in moderation. Hard to believe some kids now eat fast food every day.
Still it's difficult to avoid high fat and surgery foods. I was in Marks and Spencer's food hall the other day and would say about 80% of the shelves
were stacked with fatty and sugary foods.
Remember the Olympics, sponsored by Cadbury's and walkers crisps, not to mention the legacy of leaving the worlds largest McDonald's. now there's an
Olympic legacy. All the athletes now advertising fast food chains and the like. Maybe if we placed more value on the health of our kids than the
profit motive, things might be different.
Something needs to be done, but that something is not another sin tax, but getting kids active and educated. Walk to bloody school for an example.
The problem is the obesity is causing a major strain on a weak NHS.
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