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Posted by admin | Diets & Dieting,Just Food Articles - writers invited | Wednesday 4 April 2007 1:30 am

The problem with the picky way kids eat today isn’t kids – it’s parents and a society that sets kids apart as a “separate species who require a different diet from the rest of us.

The Problem with Kids Today Ruth Reichl’s Letter from the Editor in the current (March 2007) issue of Gourmet magazine hits a bull’s-eye. She warns that she’s going to rant, and she does it extremely well in the course of doing the right thing: The problem with the picky way kids eat today isn’t kids – it’s parents and a society that sets kids apart as a “separate species who require a different diet from the rest of us.”
YAY! I cheered as I read it. About a month or so ago, I wrote here in this blog that I was ticked off by the notion that kids simply don’t like certain foods. Sure, I know it’s tough to deal with a recalcitrant 5-year-old at dinner time who demands mac-and-cheese and won’t eat anything but mac-and-cheese… Read more…

Junk food ad rules too watered down, say health groups
…”They will still allow cartoon characters to promote unhealthy foods during Coronation Street and Dancing on Ice, so how will this make a difference?” she said. “With an escalating obesity crisis we can’t afford to wait another couple of years before stepping in.”… Read more.

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