I am all for teaching the family about healthy eating. I am not exactly doing it, but I am definitely all for it. I am all for introducing new foods to my kids, knowing full well they will likely turn their noses up at it. I insist that they at least try one bite of something new so they can truly decide if they like it or not. I understand this news piece. I do...and the article that goes with it, which can be found here. My problem is presentation: TODDLERS AND BELLY FAT. WHAT THE FRENCH TOAST!? Toddlers are supposed to have sticky outy bellies people! And that woman talking about her daughter in the video! About how she can SEE the gain of a couple of nights sweet treats in her daughters belly!! What the heck!? Is she trying to create an eating disorder in her child? Am I overreacting? And I love the doctor. I actually commented on the site, "How many children does she have?" She doesn't talk like she has she any. I know my kids well enough to know that they will not give in eventually to foods they don't like. What kid does?
That being said here is my two cents on how this article should have gone down: First off all, that woman should be slapped for practically calling her baby fat. Second, the article is called TODDLERS AND BELLY FAT. Let's call it: TODDLERS LEARN ABOUT BELLY FAT. Then they could have launched into the story about teaching our kids about healthy eating. And the doctor? Well...she needs to spend about a month with kids before advising what to do with them especially if she truly doesn't have any of own.
What are your thoughts?