I love how some mothers feel that they have to feed their child at every hunger request to avoid, God forbid, starving their child. We have developed into an overfed population; and I’m not making that up. A recently publish research paper by the Oxfam American organization puts Kuwait as the most obese country, embarrassingly, 42% of the population is obese.
You might want to argue with me that this percentage includes expats, but my only answer will be “I wonder where they learned those eating habits…”. There are thousands of restaurants opening in Kuwait, with a ratio of about 1:230 (that is 1 restaurant for every 230 people), not including house chefs or the un-registered home restaurant businesses. We have become a country obsessed with eating.
What’s even worse is that our kids are learning to be eaters, add that to the lack of activity (iPad’s and PlayStation’s, the nanny tending to every whim, and car drives even to the park 2 blocks away), children seem to be rewarded or “drugged” with food. Why would you give your child a candy bar to eat with a packaged juice as a snack?
This is the one thing that kids do not learn from their nannies, women who themselves were not able to feed their kids that much or any processed foods, but the nannies drop the habit of their homeland organic food and instead have the same junk the child is fed.
Do yourself a favor, read about the 850 million human’s not able to find food, educate yourself, stop setting up your child for obesity, and it all starts from you. Here is the report: