Childhood obesity is child abuse?
Melanie RedmanMelanie Redman is a Social Mission Collaborator with more than 10 years of direct experience in strategic, leadership and advisory roles across the social mission sector in the U.S. and Canada. She calls many places home - most recently Toronto, Buenos Aires and Seattle - but was sprouted from the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri. Learn more about her work at www.melanieredman.com or on LinkedIn.
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Seriously, I wonder how many disadvantaged low-income earners were behind the call for labeling feeding children fast food, etc. a form of child abuse.. not likely. While it still costs less for a Happy Meal than a bag of apples, I'm afraid people will still choose the most calories per dollar... no matter how destructive it is to their health.
I hear you, Sheila. The term "war on the poor" comes to mind. I get that there are a lot of folks out there who do have choices, and are choosing to feed kids crap - but the folks that we should be targeting are those that institutionalize feeding kids crap - like the government. This school lunch program business is important stuff! Maybe we should make videos that compare the government and the school lunch program to letting your kid hang out with "dirty Uncle Joe" alone!