I read an AP story today about how 1 in 5 preschoolers are obese.  Of course, the study only looked at reported data on 8,500 kids and relied solely on BMI, but it’s just another example of the “healthy” legacy of the lipophobes.  It seems that each generation is more and more susceptible to the hazards of the highly refined and processed foods on the market.  I was born in the mid-70’s and grew up eating sugary cereals, drinking sodas, eating bag after bag of chips and crackers, all of it low-fat!  This legacy has been passed to our children, and they are paying a heavy price.  At least we had morning, noon, and afternoon recess!  Outdoor play for kids now consists of a group of tots sitting on the sidewalk playing Wi-Fi connected Nintendo DS games.

Yup, kids are fat.  And they’ve gotten this way by following the healthy path that begins with rice cereal as their first food, followed by Gerber doggy-biscuits to cut the teeth they will use to squish the sugary mush they spoon from their milk before heading off to school with a Lunchable and a might-as-well-be-a-soda juice box.  But hey, at least they’re not eating that dreaded saturated fat!

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