Leighton Smith: Personal responsibility would fix obesity crisis

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Opinion,
Publish Date
Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:21AM
Photo / NZ Herald

Does advertising contribute to obesity with kids?

I cannot except any argument that says, no it doesn’t.

It is a case of conditioning; you can condition people to accept anything over a period of time unless they have willpower.

Willpower comes from growing up in an environment which you are aided in developing. In other terminology it is called resilience.

Resilience and willpower contribute to an individual’s ability to deal with issues they may otherwise are not able to deal with.

You need to recognise these problems and let to explain the onus is on them.

If you bring up a child from the beginning in those conditions, children will have a far better advantage compared to other kids.

That is not to say there will be failures along the way.

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