Excuse the pun, but I don't wish to heavily weigh into the whole Chrissie Swan debate as seen in today's Herald Sun on page 7.
I'm a fan of Chrissie and one photo is a long bow to draw for some of the ridiculous comments that have been made towards her. This said there were a few comments in this article that were nothing other than poor excuses.
'30% of obese people were very healthy', There is a 'fat stat' to support and negate everything if we look hard enough 'sick of the anti fat message to kids'
Chrissie Swan I am sure is an incredibly good mother and I understand the sensitivity surrounding how messages are received by kids but comments like this give poor parents another excuse, another get out clause.
Parents are responsible for what their children eat. They choose what goes in the shopping trolley, how often they stop at the golden arches what example they will set with their own food and exercise choices. Too many kids in today's age are allowed to dictate terms or get what they want after a hissy fit.
Parents need to have a good hard think about what is more important… A healthy attitude towards food? or healthy habits and a healthy body?