April 11, 2008

Just Because *You* Have An Eating Disorder

Did you see Horomia's suggestion that the 20,000 NZ kids who need feeding at school every week are actually going to school without breakfast and with no lunch because of a desire to stay 'trim'?

Perhaps a man with such an obvious weight problem himself cannot understand this, but children who are trying to stay hungry do not ask teachers for food.

God that's made me angry. Calming breaths...

In other news, here is a charming proverb:
If your chickens come home to roost, you will have eggs for breakfast.

Perhaps I will write a book of proverbs. Although I think it may already have been done...

Posted by phreq at April 11, 2008 09:31 AM | TrackBack

There could however be parents sending their kids to school with insufficient food because of their desires for their kids to be thin, which could lead to the kids then asking the teachers for food.

Posted by: suraya at April 15, 2008 02:00 AM

A number of the kids I went to primary school (in Naenae, low income area) regularly ate saveloy soup for dinner. If you don't know what that is, it's when the adults eat the saveloys and the kids eat the water the saveloys were boiled in.

I bet that a lot of the kids who are going to school hungry are missing out while their parents are not.

Posted by: Pearce at April 15, 2008 07:54 PM
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