Sue Kelly, a nurse specialist at the trust's child and adolescent team at Chalkhill Hospital in Haywards Heath said: “There is certainly a greater knowledge about disorders.By which I think you mean 'Normal child fussiness is now a 'syndrome' to be accorded special status'?
See also ADHD or 'being a disobedient little shit'....
“Things that might have been dismissed as 'faddy eating' a decade ago is now being spotted as a sign of a potentially serious problem.Yup! Thought so.
“Unfortunately there are still a lot of media images which give unrealistic expectations of how people should look and do not take into account people are built in different shapes and sizes.”And the NHS constant blathering about Britain's 'obesity crisis' isn't contributing to that? With all that nonsense and hyperbole?
Really? Even when you are sending perfectly healthy schoolchildren letters that imply they are Billy Bunter-esque figures?
A spokeswoman for the eating disorders charity Beat said: “Recent studies show us there are more biological factors to eating disorders than we ever previously thought but socio-cultural factors such as the media, peer pressure, bullying and self-esteem and body image issues are now seen to affect boys, men and also younger children.”When she gave that quote, do you think pound signs rolled up into her eyes like a character in a Bugs Bunny cartoon?