I got a nice email from Joel after one of my recent blog posts and it reminded me to dig into one of his overlooked books "Disease-Proof Your Child- Feeding Kids Right."
I also tell my son, stop eating so much of that kale. You will get stronger than me and I can’t have that. Once I was running away, saying don’t touch me after eating that kale, you might hurt me with all that kale power. He of course ran over and gave me a tiny shove and I fell away doing a back flip over the couch, screaming, “get that kale away from that kid”.
The other point here is that parents are the main cause of overweight kids. It starts out when are children are just toddlers and parents have this societal-induced, erroneous idea that it is better to have a bigger child. Most children coaxed to consume food than they really need and want, and parents have to resort to deserts and processed foods to induce additional calorie intake. Eventually, when hunger is no longer part of the equation, the child may even reject all healthy food, once they do not need to eat natural foods to satisfy hunger.