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I was watching the Super Bowl last night (I was actually studying but at the bar with my friend). Anyways, a commercial came on for McDonald’s and there was a bear daddy and a bear kid. The bear kid got all A’s on their report card!!!!! His reward? A fattening, unhealthy, calories-that-make-your-mouth-drop, greasy disgusting meal from McDonald’s. It is food made without love and purely to have the cheapest ingredients necessary in order to make a profit.
How are parents so unaware of the lessons that we are teaching our kids? I wish someone would have taken the time to make sure I learned good nutrition while I was young. My dad did pretty good for being a single dad but there were definitely many nights where we would just grab something to eat. We ate a lot of spaghetti until he expanded his menu to include sausage with peppers and onions (greasy) and sometimes pot roast, and once in awhile in the beginning – chicken cooked in the microwave…YES CHICKEN COOKED IN THE MICROWAVE!! IIIIICCCCKKKKKK!!!!!
It also happened at school where we were offered choices between this greasy distungness or that greasy disgustingness. You would think that at school your kids are getting nutritious meals. This is not the case. At my high school you could get all the greasy crap and extras at a snack bar in the cafeteria. You could totally bypass whatever was being served that day and get fries and 2 half-moon cookies with chocolate milk and soda!!
All’s I am saying is…for the love of God…take the time to love your child enough to start them out with healthy eating habits. I have been obese since puberty and suffered ridicule for this my whole life until recently.
Parents nowadays don’t want to take the time to finish and win an argument. They think their children have some sort of democratic say in their own lives. Basically, you are reasoning with someone who has no life experience and they give in because it is easier than the fight to change it. Pssst lazy parenting, I think.
- Fast Food Advertising is On the Rise — With a Focus on Minority Youth — While Kids Continue to Grow Fatter. What’s Wrong With This Picture? (treehugger.com)
- Kids inundated with fast-food advertising (sfgate.com)
- Fast Food Kids’ Meals Still Unhealthy (webmd.com)
- Fast Food Marketing to Kids at All-Time High, but It Can Be Stopped (health.change.org)
- Bad Parents: Suing McDonald’s For Misleading Kids (247wallst.com)