Jessica Gross

The Brownie of Doom

In musings, people watching on December 10, 2008 at 4:21 pm

At 8:16 this morning, a girl, about 10 years old, munched a six-inch-by-six-inch brownie on her way to school with her mother.

There are so many problems with this scenario. It is not normal to eat 17 grams of fat (and that’s for a 100-gram brownie, smaller than this girl’s) for breakfast. How about some tasty cereal or yogurt — foods that are less likely to give kids spare tires? Childhood obesity isn’t just a buzzword — it’s threatening to plague the one in three American children who are overweight with diabetes, joint problems, gallstones, and worse.

Plus, I pity the teacher who inherited that sugar-high girl from her mother.

  1. Not the brownie of doom! Nooooo!!

  2. I used to eat poundcake for lunch, and I think I turned out ok?

  3. Well, I can understand if it was a treat or something. Everyday breakfast is a no-no.
    Damn that brownie is looking good right now 😦

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