A diet book for kids
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"Maggie Goes on a Diet", is a controversial new book by children's author Paul Michael Kramer. The heroine of the book, Maggie, is a 14-year-old girl who is very overweight and has a negative self-image. She goes on a diet, works hard at it, loses weight and becomes a soccer star at school. She likes herself better, so the story ends happily-ever-after.

Needless to say, the book has sparked much criticism, with those saying that it could instill in kids as young as four a poor self-image, and give them eating disorders. The author and some supporters claim the message of the book is positive and empowering.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/articl...-four.html

Personally I can't agree with a book like this. It's true that obesity and diabetes in children has become a huge problem nowadays, but a book that tells overweight kids they should feel bad about themselves is not the solution. When kids are that young it's down to the parents to instill healthy habits, instead of giving them issues about their body and expecting them to deal with it.
PS. If you can, try your hand at giving some of the others a bit of feedback. If you already have, thanks, can you do some more?
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A diet book for kids - by addy - 08-25-2011, 04:24 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by Touchstone - 08-25-2011, 09:34 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by Leanne - 08-26-2011, 05:29 AM
RE: A diet book for kids - by addy - 08-26-2011, 10:57 AM
RE: A diet book for kids - by billy - 08-26-2011, 11:16 AM
RE: A diet book for kids - by Touchstone - 08-26-2011, 11:30 AM
RE: A diet book for kids - by addy - 08-26-2011, 06:18 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by billy - 08-29-2011, 02:57 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by Leanne - 08-29-2011, 03:04 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by billy - 08-29-2011, 03:17 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by Leanne - 08-29-2011, 03:26 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by abu nuwas - 08-29-2011, 06:24 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by billy - 08-31-2011, 05:37 AM
RE: A diet book for kids - by addy - 09-05-2011, 04:39 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by Touchstone - 09-08-2011, 09:28 AM
RE: A diet book for kids - by billy - 09-07-2011, 03:56 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by addy - 09-08-2011, 02:56 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by Touchstone - 09-08-2011, 03:23 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by addy - 09-08-2011, 03:47 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by Touchstone - 09-08-2011, 07:25 PM
RE: A diet book for kids - by addy - 09-08-2011, 07:45 PM



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