Saturday, January 28, 2012

Almost nothing but chicken nuggets for 15 years

I was disgusted, but not totally shocked, when I heard the story of the 17 year-old girl in Britain who has eaten nothing but chicken nuggets since she was two. I see an episode of "Freaky Eaters" in her future. That is, if she has a future. Can't be sure, given that she apparently became very ill recently.

The girl's mother claims that she went to "great lengths to try to fed her daughter more nutritious food." Nope. Sorry. Not buyin' it. No kid will starve itself to death- it will eventually eat what you give it. Furthermore, kids model their parents' behaviour, leading me to believe that the parents did not eat real food either.

As I heard somewhere recently, "behind every kid who won't eat vegetables is a parent who doesn't."

This should be considered child abuse. I mean, it is bad enough that Western parents slowly poison their children in their formative and critical years by feeding them the standard trashy Western diet, but to go above and beyond even that is just criminal.

Maybe this girl should sue her parents for criminal neglect? That would be an interesting case, for certain.

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