Diet book for kids: “Maggie goes on a diet”

24 Aug 2011 5:12 pm     No Comments    Posted under: Books, Kids

This is pretty scary! A children’s book for 4-6 year olds about Maggie who is fat and gets bullied at school for it.  She then starts to eat less, do more exercise and looses the excess weight at the same time becomes popular in school!

What does this tell us? What does this tell the children! You are worthless when fat, and popular when thin! You have to eat less food too look good! The children have to take responsibility! NOT OK!

No 4-6 year old decides what to eat,  they don’t buy and cook their food.

Kids definately choose sweet, sugar and starch IF they have the choice – but who gives them that choice? Who is responsible? Certainly not the kids!!!

What do you think?

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