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Obese Child Law
I heard today, that the government is trying to pass a "law" that forces parent's to lose their children if they are obese. While I do think, forms of child obesity is child abuse, we can't all assume it's every child. There are so many chemicals and poisons in our food that really anyone can get fat at the drop of a hat if they aren't healthy. Not to mention, job cuts and money loss forces people into poverty and all the "bad" food is cheap and all the "healthy" food is quite expensive. There is also a high demand for electronics now that wasn't 5 years ago... Which means more TV, more video games, more cell phones, ipods, this - that... Which leads to less outside, less sunshine and less activity. I can sit here and defend parents all day long but the fact of the matter is... MOST parents DO have control over their child's weight.
When I was younger... I didn't eat breakfast, ate chips with soda at school for lunch, came home and ate ice-cream (a huge bowl), took a nap, ate dinner, then ate more junk, and ate more junk right before going to bed. What did I do for activity? I played Sims... If you don't know what that is... for a kid who loves that game, its obesity in a box. I was lazy, depressed and didn't do anything really for 3 years. Once I got into high school, I changed. I started walking home from school (2 miles) everyday. If I ate when I got home, it would be healthy, and hey! I cut out the sugar! I lost 20lbs and felt so much better about myself. Now I was never obese but I was over weight... And 10 pounds is enough to make a young girl depressed over self image. My mom never told me to stop eating junk... she let it happen. If I didn't change, I'd probably be over 200 pounds by now.
The point of this hub... is not to judge parents but to help them understand before it's to late. The government owns everything and everyone and they are not helping when it comes to healthy lifestyle. Help your kids before the government helps themselves and takes them away. Encourage 1 hour of activity daily and limit junk food. Take small steps.