Thursday, June 5, 2008

Childhood obesity exaggerated? Who knew!

Obesity figures slow...

Government inflating childhood obesity figures: Nelson...

AMA: Don't trivialise childhood obesity ...

Why are kids fat, not an epidemic, but there are more fat kids than when I was a kid.

I'd say it's because they're not walking to school any more. Some are not eating a balanced diet, however, it's possible that with plenty of exercise kids could just about eat anything and just burn it off... isn't that what used to happen? Some could just be eating too much.

I know of a couple in the "low socio-economic" range who have two boys, they're hers from a previous marriage. The boys are both porkers. Friday night dinner consists of "A large chips with extra salt." No fish, just chips. With buckets of coke.

Hmm. Thinking about it, that's probably similar to what they eat every other night.

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