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This is making me very angry!

See here: NHS England prepares for sugar tax with ban on unhealthy food adverts | Society | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com

Also, at school sport is still compulsory for the sixth form. When d challenged this, her form tutor told her that exercise at this age is necessary to prevent forming unhealthy habits and becoming overweight later in life. How could she say that looking at d???

This country has its priorities WRONG.

I have been thinking about the above and other mental illness causality and treatment recently. Specifically because one of my relatives did not want my ed to attend any family social events as she thought that she could cause her d to 'catch' an eating disorder.
My thoughts that aren't worth much but anyway:

My observation is that there is a lot of contradictory reactions/opinions - I tried to be objective

I told my sister that the idea of 'catching an ed' was ridiculous like catching schizophrenia for example. Therefore, following that logic, rationally we should not be upset about any discussions in school as causing ed.
yes it may be the catalyst for some but I believe the susceptible children will get ed at some time when they diet or get gastro at sometime during their lives for example.

I can understand not wanting our already ed kids being told such things but if ed's are biologically brain illnesses, then lessons in PE or the like will never cause an ed. they may make it come out earlier but it us probably inevitable anyway- that is the message we are seemingly trying to send that it is a brain based disorder not caused by mum, dad or anyone, no one is to blame. Yet by getting upset about kids in general being taught 'nutritrtion' causing an ed in others, aren't we not contradicting ourselves?

I am curious about others views
I want a realistic dr and team, not someone who says what I want to hear and not a 'touchy feely nice' dr that doesn't have success.
I guess that's the thing-we can't have it both ways.i mean if that was the case we would have to ban PE, cooking classes,fun runs,any sort of diet...though it seems like the whole world has an ed of some description can we ban the things that may cause it?my d would have got anorexia regardless.she had problems with eating going back years,I just didn't know what I was looking at and neither did the gp we had at the time.
I had a rip roaring argument with a friend who teaches nutrition and she pointed out the very same thing.that if it's genetic trip wiring,then anything can cause my d to fall on the wire.doesnt mean others will.anyway,that's my 10 cents worth...