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To have found this blog about childhood obesity intensely smug and annoying?

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MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Thu 13-Jun-13 22:39:01

agirlcalledjack.com/2013/06/13/dont-blame-poverty-for-your-childs-obesity/

Is it just me ... what kind of la la land does she live in, where everyone who is struggling for money lives in a nice house with a cooker and has plenty of time from not working two jobs to bake bread?

What she is describing is the sort of sensible cost-cutting I would expect most people who're struggling for money but not absolutely on the bones of their arses could do. I get what she's saying, I do, but the smug tone coupled with the failure to realize that quite a lot of very poor people don't actually have good enough cooking facilities to do what she describes is getting me down.

Am I being mean?

Plus the 'chicken to feed a family for a week' makes me slightly suspect her of embroidered truth. hmm

ThornSayre Wed 06-Nov-13 19:04:54

There is even a painstakingly-drawn zombie!

Still, at least the comments were fair. I am delighted that Jack has been asked to do a web-chat. Should be great smile

Mylovelyboy Wed 06-Nov-13 20:10:03

This blogger is not my cup of tea at all. Im on a budget and you can make decent meals from scratch really cheaply. You dont have to be a trained chief to make a nice home made soup, pasta dish, omlette etc. I have to say that i can quite easily knock up a decent meal out of completely not much at all, that takes not much time whatsoever. I think people have to use a bit of imagination. You can have decent (not cheap value / prepacked shite) food at a cheap rate if you know what to buy. I popped in Iceland blush the other day to get some milk (not my usual shop). I was at the check out and the shit the lady in front had on the counter was unbelievable. Never even heard of the brands and they were not cheap either. Some people need educating.

whats4teamum Wed 06-Nov-13 20:32:21

I apologise if anyone has already mentioned this but she has a nice glossy spread in Waitrose magazine this month.

Shopping in waitrose on £10 confused a week. Good luck.

BMW6 Wed 06-Nov-13 20:37:46

Poor people are not overweight.

If you are fat, you are not poor by definition. You are eating more calories than you are burning.

There is no such thing as a Poor Fat Person.

End of discussion.

Mylovelyboy Wed 06-Nov-13 20:50:54

BMW6 spot on. I am on a budget and do sometimes pop in waitrose to buy their cheaper 'essential range'. I think i am getting a bargin but when it somes to coughing up at the checkout i realise its not cheap at all. Aldi and Lidl for fruit and veg and the butchers for meat. We have a wonderful butchers in our village and the meat is very reasonable for the lovely quality. WHATS4TEAMUM - I bought a piece of Wookey Hole Cheese in waitrose the other day. Cost me £4.75 for a lump. What the hell I would do with the remaining £5.25 to last me the week. I dont think this girl lives in the real world to be honest.

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