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90 % of people feel obesity is solely about personal accountability. I think we need a complete flush and
rush of new ideas and concepts. This can only happen if we take the
blinders off of the media. And we need an Environmental Approach, and
this includes the Food Industry.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Childhood obesity continues be a very hot topic as well as having countless
points of view. “Physical Inactivity and Lifestyle” is very popular
for special interest groups. Some of these groups are funded by the
food industry, the weight loss industry, other special interest
groups that have a vested interest to steer the childhood obesity
conversation away from certain points of contention.
Special interest groups have a vested interest in supporting personal
accountability and the physical inactivity crisis. The activity crisis
is designed to place
all focus onto the individual’s level of overall activity, and thus
steer away from any discussions about the current food environment.
The activity model is regularly used when any news story explores the
childhood obesity issue, and they target TV, computer games,
sedentary lifestyles and poor parent involvement. Particapaction,
Let’s Move and Change4Life all link to the
inactivity crisis and avoid any discussion related to diet. The food
industry and the weight loss industry have a vested interest to keep
the focus on the individual, and scoff at any notion of government
regulation by using the term “Nanny State”. Nanny State speaks to
any type of government intervention with regard to regulation for the
food industry. Lifestyle is the catch-all term that schemes away from
the food environment, and serves to oppress the conversation.
Lifestyle is blame and it is heaped onto the individual. However, the
rates of childhood obesity continue to explode all over the planet.
The childhood obesity crisis represents some very big dollars to the
media, and the weight loss industry, which includes the fitness
movement. Highly skilled scientists may also work for the food
industry and encourage weight loss surgery for an option in
addressing obesity. The food industry can often be found as willing
supporters for programs that provide weight loss surgery. It is
time to try harder and this includes the media to explore and report
on the issue of the childhood obesity crisis.
The food industry and the weight loss industry oversee the exchange of
billions of dollars. Both can be seen scheming to share their specific
childhood obesity.www.obesitythunderbay.ning.com is offering a new
approach called Shared Accountability and hopes to reach the masses
very soon. Shared Accountability is a model that has been created by
Paul Murphy and it focuses on the overall environment. Obese people
are often reluctant to discuss obesity and have been labelled in many
ways. These labels can be most hurtful and are often used by the
media. “Couch Potatoes” is a term regularly linked to the obese
individual by the media. Whether the message is about being
unhealthy, lazy, or slovenly obese people continue to be oppressed.
Obesity is a very personal issue and the negative messages encourage
unhealthy food relationships with food. Ninety-five per cent of diets
fail, but it is the individual that gets the failing grade. What if
all diets were forms of eating disorders? Eating disorders continue
to be on the rise and some of our children are ready to die trying to
be thin. We have been provided a distorted view of health, and
children are regularly being labelled as unhealthy, due to their
excess body weight. Poverty and obesity continue to be linked
together by many researchers and the conversation is raging on the
World Wide Web. Poverty is a risk factor for childhood obesity.
2fat2fly on Twitter is attempting to inspire and support the
conversation about childhood obesity, and hopes to play a role in a
national debate on the subject.
www.obesitythunderbay.ning.com and 2fat2fly are encouraging a big Fat Talk to take place .This
community based action plan encourages acceptance, integrity, and
dignity. It offers support for those, who struggle with their food
relationship. The plan is to expose lifestyle and support the need
for a meaningful, articulated action plan with regard to childhood
obesity. Obese children are not the enemy, even though the headlines
are filled with fighting words. Some want to tackle, fight, or create
a war on obesity.www.obesitythunderbay.ning.com is not interested in
fighting the obese child, but it is interested in addressing the
issue. Together we can promote a positive conversation about obese
oppression, or “fat hatred “This can change the
media’s bashing of the obese child. We hope to raise awareness and lower
obesity bashing, thus broadening the discussion on childhood obesity.
Maybe we need to
examine the lifestyle of the media and encourage them to stop
promoting the couch potato myth .Is it time for the media to
investigate the lifestyle message?
www.obesitythunderbay.ning.com is working to promote a supportive conversation about childhood
obesity, which represents the intervention needed. This discussion
may actually create the platform needed to offer support for the
individual. At some point and time we need to review our food
relationship, and by doing so real awareness and change may take
place. “Lifestyle” is a term in need of a reality check and we
need to examine what it exactly refers clearly and concisely. What is
a lifestyle choice? It represents an educated decision made by an
individual. Does one decide to have a drug addiction? No.
www.obesitythunderbay.ning.com wishes to lower the amount of blame
related to childhood obesity. This effort is a community based action
plan and the goal is to inspire the discussion to improve the health
of our children.
Please see and share across the planet.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Is food our next tobbacco ????????
How long will we allow the personal accountability model to flourish????? Each day 2,000 U S citizens are diagnosed with type 2
diabetes. Obesity is a societal issue ,but we are downloading onto the
1 Mood altering with foods
3 Soda drinks
4 Dieting all are a form of an eating disorder
5 Unhealthy food marriages
7 Level of education
8 Environmental factors
9 Safe areas for our kids to play/ be active
10 Paid for science ,shaping the issue and confusing the problem.
11 Weight bias /stigma /discrimination
12 Lets move toward SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY
13 Blaming// blocks the flow of information.
14 I am still obese
15 Fitness not fatness /
16 Scales ,BMI 's need to go. I am not a number ,are you??????
These are just a few issues and McDonalds says 45 Million to one . 45 Million People visit their restaurants every day. Have we big boxed
our health ?????
I am asking for your help ,but in order to establish this new idea ,you need to see the videos or my facebook page .www.obesitythunderbay.ning.com.
Are kids accountable for their weight ,or is this a comminity issue ????
Are you ready to lend your voice ?????? I am screaming from the wilderness and I am speaking for children . WHAT SAY YOU ?????? Will
you fight to find a way to support these kids????? Will you share in
discussing the issue ?
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