Have you been reading hullabaloo about this campaign against obesity in Georgia? It is absolutely digusting. Pearmama likens it to "fat-shaming" and that is exactly what it is. How can everyone be up in arms about bullying with anti-bullying campaigns all over the place, and then be ok with this? What is this, if not bullying? Do these children want to be the poster-children for obesity. Is the little girl going to be at school and get shoved into her locker for being "that fat girl on tv"? I hate to say this, but human beings are already capable of being horrible without the government's permission. Kids already pick on the fat kids. Now when they are in trouble, they can just point at the commercials and billboards to show where they learned it from.
Let's compare these two kids.
Child A - This child was considered "skinny. She ate whatever she wanted, mostly things that weren't healthy, and weight was never an issue. She didn't go outside and play any sports. She spent most of her time inside reading a book.
Child B - This child by today's standards would be considered a "fat" kid. He was bigger than most of the other kids. Meanwhile, he played every sport he could and spent most of his time outside running around. He ate (mostly) nutritious meals.
Which kid is healthier? Well according to Georgia, Child A (that's me by the way) is. Any doctor would tell you that Child B (my husband) was definitely healthier.
As a parent, I would much rather my child looked like one of the "fat" kids and yet was active and ate well.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents on how I find the Georgia Anti-Obesity campaign to be completely disgusting and counter-productive. What do you think?