Quote from leslie :-D
i too, find it incredibly sad and preventable.
but along with a child losing weight, the entire family needs to jump in and do it together.
from my personal experience, i haven't found many families willing to sacrifice their diets, so the child can succeed with his/her physical and mental health.
it truly is a family project.
it seems many don't get that.
I saw this on a blog for a diet which attempts to limit refined sugars, refined carbohydrates, and other "junk" from the diet in exchange for primarily whole foods, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, etc.
" My doctor recommended that I try (this) diet... My problem is my husband is... a VERY picky eater. All carbs for him. And my daughter won't eat anything other then pasta and chicken nuggets.
So my question is, how do I make (this) diet work for me, but still meet all of my families nutritional needs?"
Okay, so giving in to a child's refusal to eat nothing but "junk" is "meeting her families' nutritional needs?"
I'm baffled by this and other evidence that parents will not take charge of providing healthy, nutritious meals for their families because their families "refuse" healthy food and thus dictate the content of the meals that parents pay for and provide. Just boggles the mind...and later, when their kids are overweight and showing signs of early metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes, they are shocked, simply shocked.
Doctor Phil did a show on this very subject last week and it was just amazing how parents would give in to their obese child's DEMANDS for junk food as though the parent had no say in the subject. Because it requires work to say NO and mean it to a child (and have them be mad at Mom or Dad), they just sacrifice their child's health and well being in order to avoid any kind of confrontation. This frustrates me to no end.