Who’s fault is it that kids become obese? Well, it’s not theirs!

By STEVEN MILNER IIST VTCT Qualified

I recently wrote an article titled “Don’t Stand By And Let Your Kids Get Fat”.

Do you think it was a bit over the top?

Well, not really, a bit blunt I’ll admit but I think I’m going to take that sort of stance from time to time.

When you form a moving image of a fat kid in your mind do you picture that child running or climbing? Probably not. Is that the kids fault? Definately not.

Look it’s not easy to think about it but here’s the truth.

Kids don’t go to work

Kids don’t earn a wage

Kids don’t do the food shopping

Kids don’t cook the family meals

Kids can’t make informed decisions about their health

So who’s making these kids fat?

Adults, that’s who.

Kids who are fat have a poorer quality of life and this extends into adulthood and even perhaps an untimely death from one of the many and varied accompanying morbidities that come with obesity, none of them pleasant, all of them inevitable.

Many obese people can quite rightly claim that it isn’t their fault, but that’s no excuse for allowing your children to suffer the same fate.

MORE POSTS SOON ON WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR KIDS

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