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What are we doing to our children?

Apr 26, 2010 - 7 comments

I'm feeling a bit sad and angry. Just dropped the kids of at school as saw a very heavy little boy. He was having a hard time walking up the hill to school due to his weight. In his hand his breakfast. A bag of Red Vines.

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by turkee23, Apr 26, 2010
WOW....yea i see kids all the time they are very over weight...even some of my good friends are overweight and it scares me for them.....

the US population is more the 50% OVER nourished......these kids wont get to play soccer,football, or evem jumprope at the weight they are. and not to mention all the teasing they have to deal with....

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by margypops, Apr 26, 2010
I guess you accept that it is his parents choice to allow him to be like this , it may look really bad but if you dont know what the dynmics are best to let it go, if you knew the family you may be able to help out ,but if not theres no point so just hope that he will learn and get exercising ..I have known families that did see the light and did get going, it does happen ...

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by margypops, Apr 26, 2010
But it is up to the Parents and him to be in control ...

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by sunshine1976, Apr 26, 2010
It just made me so angry as a mother.  Not only the nutritional aspect, but what about his concentration levels at school? ERRRRR.  All I could think is how can a parent so obviously set their child up for a harder life.

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by AHP84, Apr 26, 2010
This reminds me of a news report I saw a couple of days ago--our military is having to turn down young people who want to enlist, because they are significantly overweight and can't pass a physical.
Not a good outlook for the future of our military...or the protection of our country.

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by margypops, Apr 26, 2010
I also saw this they then give them a time frame and a way of getting fit , my guess then is they reapply ...

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by sunshine1976, Apr 26, 2010
Unfortunalty at the rate their going they will have more health problems than not being "fit" by age 18.  What about heart disease and diabetes.  Not to mention the social and self esteem issues.  I talked to the school nurse about it and she said 80% of the kids in the district are obese or borderline.

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