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(CNN)   9-year old girls loses weight. This is the lead story on CNN.com right now   (cnn.com) divider line 27
    More: Dumbass, loses weight, childhood obesity, Washington University School of Medicine  
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2012-12-04 01:35:59 PM  
8 votes:
Bond asked their pediatrician whether she should be concerned, but he assured her Breanna would grow into the weight.

Over the next few years, Breanna packed on the pounds. In preschool, she was bigger than any of the other kids in her class.

Her parents hired a nutritionist, but the healthy habits didn't stick.


Are these people so thick that they don't realize it was their problem? If your 1-year-old is overweight, it's either an actual medical condition or you are farking feeding it too much! What do you mean the healthy habits didn't stick? Motherfarkers, you are in charge of the food! Who the hell else is feeding your child?
2012-12-04 03:04:15 PM  
3 votes:
Their family was not one for a lot of fast food, soda or sugary treats. Bond cooked dinner most nights: fried chicken, roast beef, enchiladas 
 
Try a farking salad.
2012-12-04 05:05:09 PM  
2 votes:
"Parents are in a really tough position," says Dr. Elissa Jelalian, a staff psychologist at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center who focuses on the development of intervention programs for children. "They feel they are not doing a good job as parents if their child is struggling with weight."

And they are correct in feeling that way.
2012-12-04 04:58:56 PM  
2 votes:
To be fair the reason it's a lead story is that she's lost the weight of an entire 9 year old girl. So... it does have that going for it. Plus this is America and 50% of the country think child obesity is a liberal agenda to get rid of pizza in the school cafeteria.
2012-12-04 04:25:48 PM  
2 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?

It still is...outside of America

I don't know why the domestic CNN decided to go full retard, but, fortunately, CNNi just went partial retard.


Damn it, I thought one could still count on informative, thought-provoking news from that division, at least. *Sigh* This is why I get my news almost exclusively from Al Jazeera.
2012-12-04 04:13:00 PM  
2 votes:

Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?


Human interest stories have been part of news reporting going back to the begining of print journalism. Childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the US. Media outlet combines the two to draw readers?

I'm ok with this.
2012-12-04 04:10:50 PM  
2 votes:

Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?


It still is...outside of America

I don't know why the domestic CNN decided to go full retard, but, fortunately, CNNi just went partial retard.
2012-12-05 02:56:06 AM  
1 votes:

mrsirjojo: The problem with the article is that it passes childhood obesity off as active disease, of which the girl is an unfortunate victim.

You do not "fight" childhood obesity. It is not childhood cancer.

Same with "the eating habits didn't stick". Wrong. She "continued to eat badly".

No one else sees this use of passive vs active and gets annoyed?


Yeah! She should have hauled her fat baby ass to the gym as soon as she hit 25 lbs, and taught herself all about proper nutrition before she got to kindergarten and really started gaining weight. Lazy bum!
/Seriously?
2012-12-04 10:17:44 PM  
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.


You're an idiot and have no children. My daughter weighed 28 lbs when she was a year old and wore a size 3T. She has never been unhealthy or in any way inactive, or fat. She is now 5'11" and 137lbs, a real lardass adult.
Babies/children mature differently.
2012-12-04 06:15:27 PM  
1 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: Not gonna rtfa.

Safe assumption the parents are lardasses themselves.

Keep feeding your kids Froot Loops and whole milk and twinkies, fatasses.


The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Obvious, because it's too heavy.
2012-12-04 06:06:59 PM  
1 votes:

GilRuiz1: I'll just out myself as the submitter and say that the story was the lead story on CNN when I submitted it at lunchtime today. Now I wish I'd taken a screenshot.  Live and learn, I suppose.


I'll back you up. I was flipping through the news websites over lunch, and for some reason I still include CNN in that category and did see the link.
2012-12-04 05:58:21 PM  
1 votes:

Jument: I skimmed it. TFA seems to paint the parent's in a very sympathetic light while completely ignoring the fact that they are in the running for the worst parents in history. No, America. You cannot haz personal responsibility.


curious, in what ways did the parents avoid personal responsibility? Was it in seeking advice of professionals, altering their eating habits, and adding a disciplined workout routine? Sounds to me like these parents demonstrated a great deal of personal responsibility.
2012-12-04 05:41:59 PM  
1 votes:
Girls loses?

Grammar Nazis sads.
2012-12-04 05:31:25 PM  
1 votes:
"She says it's easy for parents to become the "food police" without getting at the deeper issues. Parents should ask why a child wants a certain food"

What deeper issue? Pizza tastes good and most kids think broccoli tastes like ass. A kid wants stuff they think tastes better. Who doesn't? Your job as a parent is to be the "food police" and teach your kids to like (or at least tolerate) healthy foods.

" or doesn't want to work out"

Sit on ass watching TV or playing on the computer VS working out. I think most kids would pick "sit on ass"...if you let them.

"and problem-solve with them to find a healthy alternative."

Sorry, call me a biatchy mom but I do not "problem-solve" when it comes to certain things. I tell you the way it is and you deal with it. Call me names, flip me off behind my back. Big deal - I did those things to my mom too. Eating healthy and being at least semi-active are not things you "problem-solve".

You want a piece of candy - you can have ONE after you eat a healthy dinner. Dessert isn't an every day thing either; maybe a couple times a week.

You like TV? You like computer? How nice for you - you get them for a limited time each day. You are bored? We have a trampoline, a basketball hoop, bikes, scooters, skateboards - go outside and play!

I admit it, I am a semi-fatty and struggle to drag my chubby ass to the gym every day. I make sure my kids see this and tell them "you do not want to be fat like mom". My parents taught me shiatty eating habits and the word exercise was not in their vocabulary. I refuse to let my kids suffer the same fate.

/has normal size children
2012-12-04 05:30:56 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

Yeah, this.

The most shocking thing about this story isn't that a little girl got fat or that a little girl lost some weight. It's that the parents took so long to realize that the WHOLE FAMILY had to change their habits so their little girl could lose weight.


Agreed; fat children have the same misfortune as fat pets; their caretakers don't realize that everyone in a group needs to be active in the weight loss strategy or it won't work.

/ also, a couple of laps around the park won't kill anyone.
2012-12-04 05:28:10 PM  
1 votes:
25 lbs at 12 months isn't out of the ordinary at all. It's higher on the percentile scale sure, but it isn't by any standard obese.

I think the doctor told the parents that she would be fine, and therefore gave them full reign to feed her anything, thinking "Well the doc said she was fine so whatever."
2012-12-04 05:25:45 PM  
1 votes:
If your preferences are set to "international," the lead story is Morsi teargassing protesters. So the real issue is either a) CNN thinks Americans are drooling morons, or b) Americans are drooling morons
2012-12-04 05:24:13 PM  
1 votes:
The doctor who told them their 25 pound 1 year old would grow into it should be metaphorically taken out behind the barn and shot. The kid could very well have a metabolic problem on top of everything else.
2012-12-04 05:15:17 PM  
1 votes:
I know we can all crap on CNN for having this as a "news" story, but it actually IS good news to hear that it happened.

Not too many years ago, our country was in the stage of "You can't tell your child they're fat! You'll hurt their body image and self-esteem! You can only say good things about your kid or she'll be damaged!"

It's a small step in the right direction.
2012-12-04 05:13:22 PM  
1 votes:
That's GREAT that it's the top news story! Nothing bad happened today. A little girl had a positive experience. It would be cool if stories like this were the lead story everyday!
2012-12-04 05:07:03 PM  
1 votes:
Meh. In the UK you can choose between:

Man vists wife in hospital with morning sickness.

Unborn child will be be monarch when great grandmother, grandfather and father are dead, whatever their gender. The last 3 words being the news.
2012-12-04 05:06:50 PM  
1 votes:

iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.


Yeah, this.

The most shocking thing about this story isn't that a little girl got fat or that a little girl lost some weight. It's that the parents took so long to realize that the WHOLE FAMILY had to change their habits so their little girl could lose weight.
2012-12-04 05:00:31 PM  
1 votes:
Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.
2012-12-04 04:05:17 PM  
1 votes:
Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?
2012-12-04 03:33:34 PM  
1 votes:
Subby You know how we know you're shiats all retarded?

/ First hint: girls loses weight
// Second hint: CNN
2012-12-04 01:47:24 PM  
1 votes:

exick: Are these people so thick that they don't realize it was their problem? If your 1-year-old is overweight, it's either an actual medical condition or you are farking feeding it too much! What do you mean the healthy habits didn't stick? Motherfarkers, you are in charge of the food! Who the hell else is feeding your child?


When I was a fat little kid I used to hide candy around my room :/
2012-12-04 01:28:05 PM  
1 votes:
By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.
 
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