One of the other parents came by while the kids were playing. She looked at my kids and said, "Your kids are so skinny."
I wanted to say, "No, your kids are fat."
When I was a kid, which is not that long ago, when we went to the beach there might be one heavy kid. Not fat, just heavy.
Go to the beach now and look around. The heavy kids are the new normal. The obese kids are all over the place. There's hardly one skinny child and they stand out like sore thumbs.
They can't go anywhere else to get fed. They need to eat what you feed them, so they have no control. You do.
When you choose to abuse their little bodies by feeding them garbage all day, you are abusing them!
People wouldn't ever dream of feeding with pets the junk they feed their children. Somehow it's not ok to feed crap to pets but it's ok to do it with yourself and your kids.
Now I'm talking about having junk food once in a while. We have movie night every second week, that’s the week I have my kids, and they have junk food. That's not going to kill them.
I'm talking about the people who feed their kids crap everyday. It's time to wake up! You are killing your children. They will die young and sick, and it’s your fault.
Devin Sherrington was named #2 trainer in Canada 2015, is 8 time Best Personal Fitness Trainer Halifax award winner, and owner the award winning fitness studio 360fit in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He lives in Fletcher's Lake with his girlfriend Lauren and children Reign and Journey.