Parents are the key to combating childhood obesity
The best that paediatricians can come up with to combat obesity is that children should be weighed annually at school.
When I was a child this was done routinely as part of our annual medical, though it wasn’t to combat obesity which in those days wasn’t usually a problem.
Don’t the so-called experts understand what the main cause of childhood obesity is?
Travel on a bus and you will see toddlers in buggies clutching bags of snacks and sweets or a large bun. When I was a child we weren’t allowed to eat between meals .
Income has nothing to do with healthy eating, I manage to eat well without spending a lot of money. I have no takeaways, and few, if any, ready meals, just simple, but delicious meals which don’t take long to prepare.
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It all begins with the parents who are clearly not eating healthily themselves.
Cookery lessons for families combined with more exercise would see the rate of obesity in children decrease dramatically.