Monday, 11 August 2008

The Knock At The Door – It’s The Fat Police!

Nurses will make unannounced visits to the homes of obese primary school children to try to sign them up to a weight- loss programme.

The controversial 'cold-call' project is aimed at securing the help of parents in getting children to reach a healthier weight.
Beats the Mormons and people selling the ‘Watchtower’, I suppose…
The East Lancashire trust's director of public health Dr Ellis Friedman said the project was 'very serious'.

'Where a child is found to be overweight, our aim is certainly not to stigmatise them but to help the child's family address the issues positively and within their means.'
Sure. I mean, it’s not like having the Fat Police call at the door is going to stigmatise anyone, is it?

I wonder if they’ll avail themselves of a cool vehicle to make their rounds, like the ‘Ghostbusters’..? Why not, it’s only NHS money after all. And that just grows on trees, doesn’t it?

5 comments:

DJ said...

It's the 'unannounced' bit that pushes it over the top for me. Are they worried that if they give the kids any warning, they'll flush all the fat down the toilet?

JuliaM said...

Lol!

They are obviously quite well aware of how their arrival is going to be received, aren't they..?

John M Ward said...

I think there is a greater 'fat' problem with the fatheads who dreamed up this idea than with the kids...

Rob said...

How about a car shaped like a giant cream eclair? Or, to be really cruel and devious, they could drive around in an ice-cream van. When they approach the home of a 'target', they could switch the music on and wait for the fat kids to leave their hiding places and rush out. They could then catch them in giant (re-inforced) nets and drive them back to the depot.

JuliaM said...

"Or, to be really cruel and devious, they could drive around in an ice-cream van. When they approach the home of a 'target', they could switch the music on and wait for the fat kids to leave their hiding places and rush out. They could then catch them in giant (re-inforced) nets and drive them back to the depot."

Someone's been watching too much 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'... ;)