I’ve heard of some negligence when it comes to health but this is so ridiculous that I’d like to believe that this young lady, her doctors, and her mother made it all up.
From The Daily Mail:
Stacey Irvine, 17, has been hooked on the treats since her mother bought her some at a McDonald’s restaurant when she was two. Shocked doctors learned of her habit when the factory worker, from Castle Vale, Birmingham, collapsed and was taken to hospital after struggling to breathe. Medics gave her a series of injections and started her on an urgent course of vitamins. But, despite being warned that she could die if she sticks to her nugget addiction, she still can’t resist the fast food.
Miss Irvine, who prefers McDonald’s treats but also enjoys KFC’s, told The Sun: ‘I am starting to realise this is really bad for me.’
Um, you think? I won’t bother listing the health consequences from eating only chicken nuggets for fifteen years, but there are many.
The idea that there’s a teenager out there who doesn’t eat anything but crap doesn’t surprise me — I think I lived on Mango Mistic and soft pretzels for a few months in high school myself. And I can’t front on that ocean of Happy Meal toys that homegirl has racked up. But eating nothing but McNuggets from the age of two? Where are her parents? Oh, just standing around being glum.
Her exasperated mother Evonne Irvine, 39, who is battling to get her daughter seen by a specialist, told the newspaper: “It breaks my heart to see her eating those damned nuggets. She’s been told in no uncertain terms that she’ll die if she carries on like this. But she says she can’t eat anything else.’ She once tried starving her daughter in a bid to get her to eat more nutritious food – but did not have any success.
I have friends who have a hard time getting their kids to eat anything but nuggets and string cheese, and know of a few people who’ve taken their children to professional eating specialists early on to fix the problem. So doesn’t it sounds like lazy parenting to just lament your child’s eating habits without taking action? How much of this kind of nonsense is too much?