Eat, drink and watch out
NEW YORK — Once upon a time, Ma would say: “Sit up and eat your vegetables.” Pa said: “Don’t talk with your mouth full.”
Other common utterances included: “Go outside and play.” And, “After you finish your chores.”
Families may not have been happier — and family dinners may have been daily rituals of tiny tortures (the ennui that passeth all understanding) — but neither were the words “childhood obesity” part of the vernacular.
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