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Is giving Junk food to kids child abuse?

We live in a world where children obesity is growing in large numbers, and yet very few parents seem to be doing anything about it. One can argue that children can really not be to blame as these food choices and lifestyles are made for them from early ages. So my question is whether the habit of constantly getting children used to junk food should be deemed as child abuse or not and what do you think should be done about this.

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  • Aug 4 2011: You guys are asking the wrong question because what the heck, no its not. Thats completely insane, you should be asking is it abuse to make your kids exercise? How about that instead of blaming Junk Food, I grew up on junk food and I'm fat and overweight and very happy in fact I still eat junk food, nothing wrong with me but if you make me exercise than thats abuse.
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      Aug 4 2011: Tyler,
      You make a good point in that you can go through anything in life an still be happy but that doesn't mean that it isn't harmful.
      I drink alcohol in a sociable capacity (and am very sociable) and it makes me happy to do so. Doesd this mean that I should be able to share a bottle of wine with my children (7 and 2) simply because it makes me happy? The answer is obviously no because it is harmful to their healthg.
      Anything that is given to a child that damages them physically or mentally, in my opinion, is abuse.

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