Originally posted by bloodreviara
i really cannot fathom why anyone thinks they should be able to dictate HOW
or WHAT to eat.
Because these are children, and like it or not, adults are responsible for the wellbeing of children.
This is like suggesting that we don't have the right to educate them at all, about anything, ever, and that they should just be abandoned and free to
roam wild - it's their right to LIBERTY an FREEDOM!
No, kids do not know what is good or bad for them, and parents have a DUTY to protect them, educate them, encourage them, nurture them. Stopping them
from eating trash that can do them harm is part of that duty of care.
When they are old enough to make their own decisions, then fine, they can drown themselves in Ketchup if they feel so inclined. But until then it is
the job of their parents and other adults to make decisions in their best interests. I would deem any control of their diet to be in the best
And, as so many parents are so ill equipped to raise their own kids properly, then the state has to step in to do it for them. There are millions of
parents who have no clue what they are doing, feeding their kids total trash every day of the week. I fully believe that in those cases something
should be done to educate more.
I have long believed that there are three things that are not really made a priority in schools but should be at the top of the list... Sociology,
Economics and Diet. These are building blocks of life, but we are neglecting all of these in favour of teaching kids about History, Mathematics and
Language. While all subjects are good and should be included, we are creating too many kids who have few values, little ambition, litte awareness of
the society around them and how they fit into it, and very little sense of morality.
It used to be that parents would be left to teach their kids these things, but they are consistently failing in that one basic job. They are leaving
the system to educate their kids and not teaching them the basics of life - things that the education system believes should be in the hands of the
This is why we have people growing up without guidance on diet, without basic understanding of society, with no respect for others, with no interest
in improving themselves... Take a look at all those who DO have these qualities and you will likely find that they have impressive parents. Then look
at the people who don't have those qualities and you will probably see that they grew up with unstable, disinterested, selfish parents.