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Meemaw23 Wed 12-Feb-14 15:05:19

I need advice my sister has a 8 year old son and ever since he was a baby he has been fed on only Gregg's sausage rolls sometimes two for dinner every night , McDonald's happy meals and occasionally adult meals , my nephew ears nothing else apart from this for dinners and his snacks only include crisps chocolate and fizzy drinks we have on occasion got on to her about this but she just says is it your kid deal with your own !! I'm so worried about my nephew as you can tell he is overweight and un active for his age and it worries me what can I do to Help ? I never feed my kids junk unless it's a treat but my nephew won't eat anything else he makes his self sick but I just think he's been let away with telling him mum what he's eating and not eating for too long it makes me do angry but what am I going to do she says it's non of m business

Blueuggboots Wed 12-Feb-14 15:17:27

And unfortunately, she is right.
Whilst I appreciate you're looking out for him, you're not his mum.
If you're that bothered, report her to social services for child neglect.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 13-Feb-14 22:30:58

Hard, but there is absolutely nothing you can do.

volvocowgirl Fri 14-Feb-14 12:51:23

No much you can do really, but if you ever have him at yours for meals try making turkey burgers or homemade pizzas with him? They can be fun for kids to make and a healthy alternative to takeaways but not too far away from what he's used to.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 14-Feb-14 13:39:02

The only place you can control anyone else's diet is when you are responsible for providing the meal. If other foods make him sick, you're not going to get very far even if you invite him round for some wholesome veggies. It's very sad but, short of reporting your sister to SS for neglect, I don't think anything's going to change.

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