Petitions and activism
Are we killing our kids?
AlexW2018 · 08/10/2018 15:06
I was trawling through social media and saw a stat that 20% of Year 6 kids are obese and life expectancy has stalled.
Spotted a campaign which is calling on government to make sure children can be active to help improve health, immediately signed it as I'm seriously worried about this childhood obesity issue.
It's here if you want to support it - www.change.org/p/uk-government-inactivity-is-killing-our-children-give-every-child-the-fundamental-righttobeactive-ca51e9b7-2d2c-4e5e-a80d-fa99b99e889c
Aprilislonggone · 08/10/2018 15:10
I saw a dc about 6/7 at a soft play centre not move off his seat, in the hour I was there he drank a bottle of coke, 3 fruit shoots and his dps were actually hand feeding him (with fingers) a huge slice of cake with frosting.
LARLARLAND · 08/10/2018 15:11
Yes. Food is now a treat and preparing it is a chore that's beneath most people. Food used to be all about nourishment. Not any more sadly.
TeddyIsaHe · 08/10/2018 15:11
Absolutely. No child chooses to be obese, it has to come from the parents. So educating from a young age sets people up for life, breaking the obesity cycle. Portion sizes are such a misunderstood area, people think 3 year olds need 2 slices bread and filling as a sandwich, crisps, veg sticks, cake, fruit and yogurt etc just for lunch! It’s madness.
LARLARLAND · 08/10/2018 19:50
Seems like most people on here don’t think it’s an issue.
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