There is a new report out.
Be still my beating heart.
That’s a bit of a mouthful and guaranteed to produce a touch of indigestion and possibly contributing to a touch of obesity?
The very first sentence shows the current mindset that prevails throughout society these days –
The prevalence of obesity among children and young adults is one of the most urgent health concerns facing policy makers, parents and guardians, teachers and, most importantly, children and young adults themselves
It is a health concern facing doctors,parents and guardians, children and young adults themselves. This is a private matter between the GP, the parents and the kids and has fuck all to do with “policy makers”.
This report in its own way illustrates everything that is wrong with the Bully State. They claim that one in four is obese, but I would ask about the three in four who aren’t. Once again the many have to suffer for the sins of the few. Throughout the report they refer to “childhood obesity” as if it affected everyone, yet by their own admission, it doesn’t. Once more they are using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
It is the same with alcohol and smoking. Some people have a problem with drink. Some people enjoy a smoke and have no desire to quit. Yet all drinkers and all smokers must be punished. The mild tipplers must be treated in the same way as raving alcoholics and smokers have to be beaten into quitting even though they are happy where they are.
If there are obese kids, and I’m sure there are, then I am sure that their GP will be aware of the fact and can give appropriate advice. Maybe the child is lacking exercise, or maybe there is a genetic factor. There are many reasons why a child might be overweight, not least of which is “puppy fat” which will be shed as the kids grow older. All kids are different and therefore must be treated differently. Under no circumstances should any non-medical step in and force measures on all kids, and definitely not the government. What about those kids who are underweight? Are they to be forced into the same weight loss regime as if they were obese?
This Public Health racket is a danger to the health of the nation.