Parents are to blame for the obesity of their children, writes Katherine Berry on Pajamas Media. It’s not the soda machines at school. It’s not the ads on TV. It’s the choices parents make:
To us falls the task of saying “no.” Of making short-term decisions — like what’s for dinner — based on long-term health consequences. Of exercising the self-discipline and time management needed to prepare meals that don’t harm our kids That is our job.
British social workers now treat obesity in children as a sign of parental neglect. In extreme cases, they put the child in foster care.