Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Childhood Obesity vs. Babies dying of Malnutrition

I just read an article on msnbc.com about a 14 month old baby who died of dehydration (because of diarrhea) in  Haiti. And as I clicked out of the story I see another one.. "First Lady begins fight on childhood obesity".

Isn't it sad? How millions of children all over the world are starving to death and dying of preventable diseases while our children in the US are getting sick from a preventable disease too... obesity. The obese children are, however,  suffering from a disease induced by their parents and other caregivers. We are the enablers. We are the ones with the car keys and the wallet. Lack of information? Come on... the web is full with information about the harmful effects of childhood obesity and steps to remedy the situation. And just about all public libraries have PC's with Internet access.

Dozens of children are dying every week in Haiti for the simple lack of clean water and food. Millions of Dollars are being poured into Haiti and...wanna bet, just like 'Baby Duck' Duvall , this president (Rene Preval)  will help himself to a good chunk of that. All the while the children in his country are suffering.

... sorry, just had to vent....

1 comment:

crg1 said...

Most of the officials in Haiti are corrupted and care less about their people as long they can fill their pockets up from the money for relief. This is sad that our government officials here in the United States and all other countries care more about filling their pockets and what they can gain than actually listening to the people of the countries. There are talks in congress about giving themselves a raise. I say enough is enough. They make more money than anyone else other than the President. I think and believe that they need to give themselves a 25% pay cut than a pay raise to help ease the economy. They don't need that much money.