Fat kids make fat adults etc.

  Cymro. 11:35 08 Feb 2018

BBC link

I suspect that this has been covered before on the Forum but never mind. I think we will all agree that obesity is a problem and that the best place to try and reduce the problem is with children. Fat kids make dat adults etc. Granted this anti-obesity programme only included 600 primary school children ao I wonder if it has much value. Still I do like the idea that someone is at least trying to do something about a problem that should be tackled early in a childs life. Has anyone a sugestion as to what is the best thing to do about this?

  Belatucadrus 12:05 08 Feb 2018

One thing I don't understand, how will anybody ever know they are obese ? Anybody who points this out now appears to be some kind of bigoted monster guilty of gratuitous Body Shaming. Suggestions that people who have grown so humongous that they fill two seats on public transport should perhaps pay for them are met with howls of outrage.

Sad admission I am perhaps rather heavier than I should be, hard to believe but true. I am however way better than I used to be, rising blood pressure and the threat of an unending diet of bendroflumethiozide and atenolol focused the mind wonderfully and I addressed the problem. If I can do it so can most people. Pretending everything is fine when it manifestly and obviously isn't should not be an issue and allowing snowflakes to fudge the issue is something that needs stamping out lickety split.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:24 08 Feb 2018

Need to instill good eating and exercise habits while young.

I am "too short for my weight" but what can you expect at my age? Its got nothing to do with the lack of willpower concerning anything chocolate related or the lack of exercise. :0)

  bumpkin 20:03 08 Feb 2018

No reason to be fat unless medical. Just greed or gluttony or non caring parents.

  Cymro. 13:49 09 Feb 2018

bumpkin "Just greed or gluttony or non caring parents"

I suppose most children are naturally greedy and gluttonous so it must be a parenting thing I suppose.

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