Young Mothers Today - What will your kids think of you in 10 years time?
This was a brutal piece of propaganda in WWI. It showed a father's children asking him the question that he had to give the right answer to.
So Mothers and Grannies and Dads of today. What will be your answer to your kids in 10 years time - When they know that you knew now about junk food but you said and did nothing?
Is it not a parent's job to protect?
I think that it is certain that in 10 years time, the link between chronic illness and the obesity and Type 2 Diabetes and junk food will be clear to all of us. There will be no debate anymore. It will be clear that this food is poison. It will be the same as the link between smoking and cancer. You would surely never advocate your kid smoking now would you? Would you go to the store and buy your kid cigarettes as a matter of course?
We all "Know" this now deep down. We know now that this kind of food is the worst thing we can give our kids.
It will be hard for our kids to forgive this if we just go along. "You pestered me into eating this." Everyone was doing it" "I was too tired to cook" "There was so much advertising, I fell for it" "The school said it was safe" "All your friends were eating it and I did not want you to be left out"
These excuses will be answered with "But, you knew Mummy!"