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New normal

Saturday, October 27, 2012

DD took Tony, 3 years, and Alex, 4 months, to the DR for their checkups and and vaccines. Both boys are in the 75% in height and 23% in weight. DD said she didn't think the boys were thin. The DR said that children had gotten so big that what use to be normal was now 25%. The DR then said the boys were both very happy and their weight was right where she wanted to see it.

I'm a cashier at Wal-Mart. I think I see the problem. Mothers buying meal supplements for children as young as 5 because their child won't eat meals and I look at the child and he has a canister of chips. Parents checking out with $40 in bags of candy and chips. We have tablets for children as young as 3 so they can play games and watch movies.

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DEE797 10/27/2012 1:24PM

    I work in a high school cafeteria and see these kids not eating the school lunches but buying the chips, pop tarts, ice cream, etc., that is offered for sale instead and spending way more on those things than the actual lunch costs. It's sad to see on a daily basis.

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SONYALATRECE 10/27/2012 12:15PM

    Truly sad indeed. Nutrition and health are the new BAD words. Imagine that!
When people view their time as getting more done vs. the quality of life, kids and adults alike suffer.

Let's hope a wake up call won't require doctors before interventions occur.


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MARYALICE411 10/27/2012 11:58AM

    Fast foods aren't that fast. I saw something that said it takes the average person 30 min to go to a fast food place, stand in line, and get your food. SP has 10 min meals.

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WACFIT 10/27/2012 11:23AM

    Yes, you have a front row seat to what the trends are. It's not good. My generation (as a child) was bad enough with the new fast food places, tv dinners, and starting to have soda at meals instead of milk, etc. Now it's even worse! Babies with bottles of soda?! Toddlers in front of tv or computers instead of playing, frequent frozen or fast food meals due to both parents working, and spoiled kids who get everything they want. They are being set up for a world of problems later on and makes me wonder what normal will look like in 10-20 years...sad.

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