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In her essay “Fat Kids, Working Moms, and the “Epidemic of Obesity” – Race, Class, and Mother Blame” Natalie Boero discusses the blaming of mothers for the fatness of their children by referring to recent newspaper articles about childhood obesity and preventive programs.
Besides the common and popular explanations for childhood fatness like the consumption of too much fast food, too much time in front of the television and too little exercise, the role of mothers is considered to be another important reason for the “epidemic of childhood obesity”.
This trend, namely the trend of “mother blame” holds mothers and especially working mothers responsible for the weight of their children by bringing the child’s weight in connection to good mothering.
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- Daria Poklad (Autor:in), 2015, A Response to Natalie Boreo's Essay "Fat Kids, Working Moms, and the 'Epidemic of Obesity' – Race, Class and Mother Blame", München, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/310858