A. Kate Harding's Arch-Enemy
B. Nut-job with nice hair
C. Anti-Obesity Advocate
D. All of the above
If you answered D, you are correct!
Roth is the President of National Action Against Obesity (NAAO), a group dedicated to;
-Reversing the obesity crisis by eliminating disease and
obesity-accelerators from the food supply.
-Barring junk food from
child care centers, preschools, and schools.
Secondhand Obesity™ (obesity handed down from one generation to the
next, as well as from citizen to citizen).
across all ages.
NAAO believes success relies upon wholly re-imagining what the U.S.
population considers “normal” food consumption and “normal” exercise.
They believe that when the majority is overweight, America cannot be normal.
So far, so good in my opinion….but from here she goes off the deep end.
-She is a woman who admits to "not eating until she has exercised."(so be it if she doesn't get to the gym until 4 o'clock in the afternoon).
-She is a mother of two girls who is surely screwing with their precious little heads, which will undoubtedly result in a life time of deprogramming.
-She describes obesity as "abuse of our children and ourselves." This seems to be over the top language to attract attention to her cause. Can't blame her…America loves this crap…say something outrageous and you are sure to be booked on O'Reilly the next day.
-She is a total poser which only serves to reduce her credibility.
Here's my take on the topic after much research and a mother of two happy, healthy children;
-Obesity is part hereditary, some of us are born with the tendency to weigh on the heavy side – I don't believe this is a choice nor is it a sin. Roth comes from an obese family, as does her husband – but based on her lifestyle is she really "living life" with the obsessive exercise and calorie restriction it takes her to remain thin?
-Obesity can be an eating disorder, psychological in nature, and not a deliberate act on the part of the overweight individual. To call it "abuse" is just plain ignorant and cruel.
-Obesity is a result of capitalism and marketing. The almighty dollar rules, so we are fed products pumped with every chemical known to man in an effort to make us salivate for more. More education is the key here.
BUT – at the end of the day, we all make choices. There is no one shoving junk food down our throats. As adults and parents we have a responsibility to:
-Educate ourselves on which foods are healthy, natural and good for our physical and mental well being.
-Teach our children about the basic food pyramid, make regular home cooked meals in order to practice what we preach, while also allowing treats to be a normal, regular part of our daily diet.
-Live a balanced life, joining our children in activities and sports, encouraging mental and physical well being.
Bottom line, MeMe is all about MeMe. Her message is irresponsible and self serving. She needs to come to the solid midwestern community I live in, to see a whole different world of responsible parents, nutrition based school programs, and active healthy kids that don't need to be protected from the big, bad food industry as Ms. Roth would lead us to believe.
Where do you stand on the issue?
More on MeMe thanks to Rachael
This eye opening post thanks to Sweet Machine "It's Hard To Be MeMe"