Monday, May 9, 2011

Is Junk Food Child Abuse?

"You can blame the childhood obesity epidemic on many factors, but, the ultimate responsibility lies with parents."

"From the age of about six until adolescence, we develop the total number of fat cells that we will carry for the rest of our lives. Overweight children start developing fat cells from about the age of two, thereby increasing their total fat cells along with the likelihood of obesity in later life. This is why it's crucial that your child is a normal weight in his or her early years."

"Now I know that may be a controversial position to take, and that I might cop some flak for making such a statement - but I've been a child (as have you) and I know how a child's mind works (and you do, too). Nag long enough for chips or soft drinks and you might get lucky, and if Mum or Dad starts to weaken, keep niggling away."

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