Skip to comments.Rising numbers of children are going without food due to chaotic parenting, charity warns
Posted on 07/08/2012 2:57:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Rising numbers of children regularly have to go without food due to chaotic parenting and chronic neglect, a charity claimed today.
They are unable to concentrate properly at school and risk infections, slowed growth and impaired brain development.
Kids Company, a charity for disadvantaged children, believes that as many as one million children are living with food insecurity and are unsure where their next meal is coming from.
These children typically each just ten meals each week - 11 short of the 21 meals a week needed for children to stay healthy.
The charity highlighted a series of cases including a hungry child who stole frozen meat and ate it raw and another who drew pictures of food on a paper plate and tried to eat them.
One mother was forced to continue exclusively breast-feeding her son until the age of 18 months since she could not afford food.
The charity said some parents were just not managing to have food in the house.
The number of children who rely on Kids Company services for their main meal of the day has more than doubled from 30 a week last year to 70 in 2012.
The average age of these children is just ten, but many bring younger siblings and even babies.
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Oh man did you see the picture of this charity’s founder???? What a diversity loon
... she certainly hasn’t missed a meal in quite a while ...
They are going without food because of their government.
My problem with this is that I know the private charity's next step is to beg the government to tax more and give it to them (because people aren't giving enough and, after all, it is for the children).
That was one thing that surprised me in the article. The school “canteens” were not providing big enough meals for the children. But then the responsibility for seeing that the child has enough to eat should fall to the parent.
This ‘charity’ is supported by the Prince’s Trust which in Rngland IS government money. This is a scam job by a wealthy do gooder who had no direction in her life. Her web site claims she is a psychotherapist....no degree no training other than she is good with kids. Most of those she helps are the moozie immigrants who don’t want to be part of British society. Throw em all out
... sort of an overripe version of Carmen Miranda.
honey, did you feed junior?
I thought you fed him!
Now imagine what the next generation will be like. And the next.
Well, at least they will not be obese.
That's what I always thought was needed when I worked across the hall from the food stamps office. Send the first benefit to the office and have the parents and older kids come in and take them down to the grocery store to let them spend it like they wish. Before checking out, go through it all and explain why and how different products and sizes would be a better choice. Make a home visit at the end of the month to see what foods are in the home. Same thing with those in government housing with cutting their electric bills and such.
Back in the day, high schools used to have homemaking classes so kids knew how to cook. Now days, they have team building classes which doesn't teach them a thing. It's no wonder they haven't a clue. Not going to get into a public shool/home school debate but if the parents aren't teaching them and the schools aren't teaching them, then it's no wonder the kids haven't a clue. The life skills class (aka special ed class) here used to cook once or twice a week but then the their budget was cut and heaven forbid the lunchroom give them any leftovers so now they watch cartoons instead. Yeah, so how's those "life skills" working out?
It'l like if Drew & Mimi from the "Drew Carey Show" had a child
no marriage vows?...
homos okay to adopt?..
homosexuality in schools?...
sex education at very young ages?....
there is no outrage...no humiliation anymore...nothing that in the old days would make you feel ashamed...