Bloody Hell

One in three children are now either overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, new figures show.
Figures by Public Health England (PHE) revealed a number of hotspots where it has become the norm for an eleven-year-old to be carrying excess pounds.

Have these people no clue how a child grows? Go ask any mother. They get a bit podgy then they seem to put on 4 inches overnight and are as thin as a rake. Rinse and repeat for a few years.

9 thoughts on “Bloody Hell”

  1. Some do, some don’t. I was always as thin as a rake and grew steadily until about 18 when I hit 186cm. My Brother was similar. So, as with anything to do with genetics its YMMV.

    Gotta say though, that when I look around, the teens carrying more weight than they should tend to be female rather than male. Or am I just imagining it?

  2. Ah, the old favourite – conflating ‘overweight’ and ‘obese’ into one group and slyly implying the latter. It’s a standard trick of ‘activists’. The other good example this week was the ‘rape report’ on campuses. Describe anything from “Stunning photo!” To actual rape as “rape”, and only talk about rape when you discuss the figure

  3. You aren’t getting it are you? Obesity is caused by Povertee. More obesity is proof that povertee, especially child povertee, is at an all-time high.

  4. BiG: But real povertee in the Third Work produces stick-thin kiddies with xylophones where their ribcages should be?

    Must be the effect of the sun, or something…

  5. OK. And now tell me how many 11 year olds are the children of recent immigrants whose cultural leanings see a chubby child as a mark of prosperity & success? There’s a brand of Chinese canned food called “Fat Boy”

  6. I’m a governor of the local primary school, and I cannot say I have noticed anything like that at all.

    There is the odd fat kid, but no more than I can remember when I was in primary.

  7. My ex gets very concerned when our daughter gets a bit on the solid side. Having seen the weight drop from ill children I’ll be more than happy for her to have the extra pound to keep her healthy if she needs it and she’ll use it up as she grows.

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