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Obese Child Law

Updated on July 14, 2011

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.


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    • ii3rittles profile image

      ii3rittles 6 years ago

      Thanks for the comment Jennuhlee! Yeah, they try to keep stuff like this hushed up so people can't have a fit while they are trying to pass it. They put some much dang poison in our food anymore... How's anyone suposta be healthy!?

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      Jennuhlee 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Wow I haven't heard of this law. That is pretty crazy but you make a very good point we never really know what we are putting in our bodies sometimes. Interesting hub, glad you shared:]

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      ii3rittles 6 years ago

      Thanks for both your comments and I agree with you both! =)

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      We must love our children more by encouragement and example. They know how they look. We know how to help them. Whole grains will help their brains. Fiber & exercise watered with love is what can help.

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      Hawk Fitness 6 years ago from Franklin,Tennessee

      Nice. It's amazing how much more energy you can have just by losing 10 pounds. With as much as kids live on the internet, it's getting harder to keep them active.