Childrens obesity - Whos fault?

September 8, 2006 4:56am CST
The government with poor school menus? The adverts that entice our children or is it the parents fault?
4 responses
@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
8 Sep 06
I would say it's mainly the parents' fault, because they are the ones who inculcate values in the child and more or less determine what he or she eats.
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@ebberts (786)
• United States
8 Sep 06
My son was over weight for a while when he was younger, because I didn't let him go out and play alone, someone had to be with him, and I didn't have or make enough time for outside activity. This was my fault. He is slim now, but it was hard on him when he was younger. I still think children should be supervised when playing outside, but if I had it to do over, I would make more time for him. About the schools menu. Ours is not that great. My son came home the other day and said lunch was a bologna sandwich. He hates bologna. When I was in school they actually cooked. I don't understand why they can't do it now.
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@krishna183 (2286)
• India
8 Sep 06
its the parents fault ..if i have to choose
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@amberleef (481)
8 Sep 06
i think a mixture of all four points.although the parents have more of a say in what thier children eat on a day to day basis.
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