I was watching a talk show today that was on the childhood obesity problem in the US. While I do agree it is becoming a major problem in some cases I do not think it should be labeled child abuse and then have the potiental of the court system taking your child away from you. Granted the courts do take a number of accounts and situations into consideration before hand, I still see another problem of the government taking over in the citizens lives and interfering in places they shouldn't. Our lives and the way we live them. Instead of the courts taking over and taking the kid away, which I think would only compound the problem, give them a chance and give them nutritional classes and access to a gym that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Show the kids exercise can be fun. Some schools need to make P.E. a requirment, not an option like it is here. Maybe teach parents the healthy way of living and eating and it doesn't need to be expensive which seems to be the popular excuse to not eat right. What are your thoughts and opinions on this??
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Answer by minnesotanice at 12:41 AM on May. 25, 2011
Answer by janet116 at 1:47 AM on May. 25, 2011
Answer by wonderwoman1224 at 6:51 AM on May. 25, 2011
It's hard to make good choices with food. We are bombarded with ads for fast food, sweet treats, etc. These are meant to boost sales of theses foods which are in the best interest of the companies selling these products but not in the best interest of making healthy choices as to what we eat. I've spoken to adults who think that fruit snacks are healthy. (They are really candy that's made with fruit juice.) People really don't know what they're eating.
If there were more disclaimers on labels or graphics showing where a food item fits in with the food guide pyramid, I think that making better/healthier choices would be easier. Also, it hard to change your food habits. Even with 'food rehab' (which is nutrition education) it's easy to fall back into old habits.
Answer by JSD24 at 10:08 AM on May. 25, 2011
Answer by chaiteamomma at 10:10 AM on May. 25, 2011
Answer by chaiteamomma at 10:12 AM on May. 25, 2011
Answer by hootie826 at 12:49 PM on May. 25, 2011