Real News. Real Funny.
Bukharin: Sugar is gradually making a comeback over corn syrup.
hobnail: The propaganda is working. My already skinny first grader is now obsessed with eating "healfy" even though he has little grasp of actual nutrition beyond what his mother and I have taught him.
Gulper Eel: Eventually it dawns on people that they don't want to be 29 and diabetic any more than they want to be 34 and a grandparent.
thurstonxhowell: How is that surprising? Most parents I know are obsessed with feeding their kids the healthiest food they'll actually eat. I don't remember it being like that when I grew up.
meat0918: I've even been seeing skinny kids with obese parents. The parents might realize they're farked, but maybe their kids also are getting the message about being careful to not get fat.
LesserEvil: Dress their kids in mumus?
LesserEvil: What I don't understand is.... my son isn't fat (he's not skinny either, just normal). A couple of years ago, we'd go into Walmart to buy clothes, and there'd be kids weighing twice what he does, and shorter... but we were unable to find pants to fit him. WTF? At Walmart, no less. You'd think they'd have their target customers down pat, and feature husky sizes that were, well, husky sizes. We'd have to buy pants that were 2 inches longer on the inseam and hem them up.What do parents of truly fat kids do, anyway? Buy shorts and call them pants? Dress their kids in mumus?At least now that my son is tall enough, he fits mens' sizes, which work out fine for him. I just wonder why the same proportions aren't available in kids' sizes. Even "husky" sizes expect kids to be skinny.
LesserEvil: meat0918: I've even been seeing skinny kids with obese parents. The parents might realize they're farked, but maybe their kids also are getting the message about being careful to not get fat.It's not that... it's that their parents are eating all the damn food in the house. Hard to get fat when hover-round Mommy is scarfing up all the Doritos and Mountain Dew.
meat0918: //Or it could all be related to the hunger problem America has, and the number of families without food security is growing. Thanks trickle-down economics!