Katie Couric is covering childhood obesity on her talk show today. I was struck by the answer a relatively “normal” weight 14-year-old boy (there with his heavier parents and sister) gave in response to Katie’s question “you haven’t struggled with your weight the way [your family] have, have you?”
I think more or less I have, ’cause I still think about it every day.”
He goes on to add that he wants to “try hard” and be “healthy, just like they are.”
He may not have meant it the way I took it, but it was a bit of an “a ha” for me to realize that childhood obesity is a real family issue. (Duh I suppose.) But I felt for him … and his family.