Your Morning Obesity Crisis Story
The things I learn about on morning TV. There was apparently a peice on the Today Show yesterday about a 5 year old girl who weighs 105 pounds.
There are lots of people weighing in with advice on the today show site. Some one says Obsessive Compusive disorder, other people have mentioned neurological disorders that cause compulsive eating. And the mother seems to blame herself for feeding her daughter what she wanted to eat.
Personally I do not think that restricting eating in children is a great idea in general because they are growing. And I don’t think that restricting her food intake is going to help her focus on eating any less, if anything I am sure it has made the situation worse. I have to wonder, is there something medicallywrong with this girl? OR has she developed a disordered relationship with food?
I don’t know, but I hope that she can be happy despite being used as a poster girl for childhood obesity.