It is obscene, inexcusable, sad, and angering to me when people claim to love their children, but let them get fat. No they're not "big boned", they're not "getting ready for a growth spurt", it's not "genetics"(although it may play a role, it's not an excuse) Damn Parents! Ketchup doesn't count as a vegetable. "Healthy" eating doesn't simply consist of regular meals and dammit, they can't eat whatever they want just because "they're kids". I saw a fat mom the other day giving her fat daughter a donut and a soda before she went to school. "Thanks mom, for destroying my body and my self confidence." Don't want to be the butt of fat jokes? Move your body as if you're not afraid of burning a calorie. Don't doom your kids to the torment of merciless kids at school. No matter what anyone says, no matter how much you lie to yourself, you'll never be "comfortable" with being fat, if you knew by flipping a switch you could be lean.