to what extent do you find its the parents fault/responsibility for their child being overweight? or whose to blame?
personally, i think its more the parents fault more than anyone elses. i mean you’re the ones who have to buy the food, you set the rules. if theres no junk food or bad food in the house all the time how can a child be over weight?
excluding all medical problems and medications that result in a child having weight problems.
i saw an episode of maury [yes i know bad show lol but it was the only decent thing on besides the weather network or the news] and this kid was only 3 years old and sooo overweight. come on, you honestly cant tell me that that 3 year old can be to blame, its obviously the parents for giving in to that child and keep giving the child the food.
No doubt, Parents are to blame from what we buy or put in our kids mouths to how we structure our kids daily life. So many school systems are doing away with physical activity and it’s just getting worst as kids are unfit to do any activities. Wii and Xbox are the only things kids know. It’s easier to buy a DS or PSP than sign them up for soccer or baseball.
As a kid I ate everything, but I spent a min of 4hrs outside everyday and longer on weekends, (maybe 60min on Nintendo) It’s the total opposite now. TV/Games get all the time and going outside to dig holes in the dirt is a lost art form for youth today. lol!
I understand McDonalds, Coke, and Pepsi don’t make it easier for parents, but parents need to take stand! Get on school officials to add more physical activity, pay the higher tax so you kid can learn to run a mile,(it’s really not that hard) stop saving the tax dollar to buy a playstation!