Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving

If children were plants

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I cannot believe the absurdity of things like this. While the message is good, don’t give your children sugary drinks, the approach is ridiculous. Are they sincerely suggesting that human children are comparable to plants? If I still had photoshop I would change it to show the plant being offered fertilizer (or sunshine) and the child being offered salad. Or replace the plant with a pet cat or dog being offered pet food. I can’t imagine any parent (except possibly if the guy who made soylent has kids) thinking that it’s a good idea to give their children exactly the same food at every meal.

Let’s stop making silly comparisons that undermine messages. Children are not plants.

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Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

One thought on “If children were plants

  1. Advertising on all sides these days is ridiculous in my opinion. Everybody’s trying to push something, and while I support limiting the consumption of sugary drinks this is not the best way to promote it. Food/drinks can’t be inherently good or bad because they’re not living things!

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