Have you heard about the new Strong4Life.com campaign against Childhood Obesity? I haven’t formed my own opinion yet since I just heard about it this morning but my initial reaction is:
-Those poor poor kids in the ads. Can you imagine the bullying they are going to endure at school?
-Is this really how you want to combat childhood obesity?
-Much of childhood obesity starts with the decisions of the parents, school, family income, this doesn’t seem like it’s helping solve any of these except making larger children feel bad about themselves. 
What do you think?
Oct 25, 2011 / 39 notes

Have you heard about the new Strong4Life.com campaign against Childhood Obesity? I haven’t formed my own opinion yet since I just heard about it this morning but my initial reaction is:

-Those poor poor kids in the ads. Can you imagine the bullying they are going to endure at school?

-Is this really how you want to combat childhood obesity?

-Much of childhood obesity starts with the decisions of the parents, school, family income, this doesn’t seem like it’s helping solve any of these except making larger children feel bad about themselves. 

What do you think?

  1. idratherfeellove reblogged this from sarahfit
  2. bamotivateme reblogged this from sarahfit and added:
    I agree. This is just cruel. People need to work with the kids to change the way they think about food. Most of their...
  3. ouijepeux reblogged this from sarahfit
  4. luci-sd said: sometimes people/society just needs a big slap in the face. I think this campaign is it. Maybe they could have used cartoon kids to protect these kids.
  5. kirkir said: I think the campaign is ridiculous. It’s basically saying if a child is the LEAST bit over weight, baby fat or not, then that child is stuck with it for life and theres nothing they can do about it. Completely negative. (Chubby is deff not a problem)
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  7. ktfitness said: I see it as a growing problem that needs a solution but I’m not sure if this is the right solution for it. I do believe it’s a lifestyle choice as well except for when it’s a medical condition which is usually very rare.
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  10. sukark said: I work in public health and this is a hot topic issue for us. Personally, I find that obesity is not a disease but a lifestyle choice (except when medical conditions are involved). This is not the most appropriate campaign but it may be effective.
  11. nyceophyte said: I don’t see the point. HOW is this supposed to combat childhood obesity? SHAME?
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  14. leutschdynx reblogged this from sarahfit and added:
    This is not the way to do it! >:( Self Esteem = Murdered
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  16. halfoff said: Maybe they’re home schooled? Or maybe those are “before” pictures and those kids have lost weight? For their sakes I certainly hope so, because I agree, if other classmates see those pictures they will be mercilessly teased.
  17. delaytheparade said: I think who ever did the marketing definitely didn’t think this through. There are many more ways to get through to people without using kids like that. I like the cause but hate the ads!
  18. bangsmcqueen said: This is not the way to empower kids and make them want to start living healthy lives. If anything this will shame them further than they may already be feeling.
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