Graphic Campaign On Childhood Obesity To Be Released in UK

December 29, 2008

UK (ChattahBox) – A new campaign by the British government challenges that British parents are ‘killing their children with kindness’, in an attempt to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.

This new measure will allow the Department of Health to depict graphic images of children who are dying from complications of obesity, such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, and expose the facts that are often unknown, or ignored about what is and isn’t the cause of obesity, placing the majority of responsibility and blame on the shoulders of parents.

“The government is right to point up this uncomfortable truth,” said Jack Winkler, the professor of nutrition policy at London Metro University. “Almost a quarter of kids are already overweight by the time they arrive at primary school, which is the parents’ responsibility. So we need to do something about parents, too.”

A direct quote from the report alleges, “Food has become an expression of love in ‘at risk’ families. Parents are prioritising filling up their kids over feeding them the right foods. Snacking has become a way of life.”


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