'Bolton is heading for an obesity crisis'

'Bolton is heading for an obesity crisis'

Consultant surgeon Brian Newman

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BOLTON is heading for an obesity crisis unless the problem is tackled, warn the town’s health experts.

The warning comes after the National Obesity Forum said Britain was in danger of surpassing the prediction contained in a 2007 report, which estimated more than half the UK population would be obese by 2050.

The forum's report called for hard-hitting awareness campaigns in a bid to tackle the crisis, similar to the approach taken to smoking.

Public Health chiefs and GP’s say they are already working hard to educate people about weight management, healthy eating and exercise.

And experts claimed they had seen soaring numbers of not only overweight but also obese and morbidly obese people in the town.

Mr Brian Newman, a consultant surgeon who runs Diet UK in Newlands Medical Centre, Heaton, says he has seen a dramatic increase in the number of morbidly obese people in Bolton.

Mr Newman — who has worked in Bolton for more than 25 years — said: “I think the predictions grossly underestimate the problem of obesity which is going to cripple the NHS.

“Not only have I seen an increase in overweight people, I have seen massive increase in the obese and the morbidly obese.

“The way to tackle this problem is to treat obesity as you would any other medical disease. Doctors also need to help people with their addiction eating, because that what it is.”

Health bosses said tackling obesity was a priority. Dr Stephen Liversedge, clinical director for primary care and health improvement at NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We have been aware for some time now of the increasing health problems surrounding obesity.

“All health professionals in primary care, be they GPs, practice nurses, or nurse practitioners, are working with patients to address this problem, providing advice, support, and encouragement.

“NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group is working closely with Bolton Council to tackle this issue.

“We have a number of specialist services in borough, commissioned by the council.

“We should all eat a healthy diet that contains only the number of calories that we need and exercise regularly. This is an important message for everyone.”

Last year, Dr Wirin Bhatiani, chairman of Bolton’s CCG, warned the town’s rising obesity levels could see the number of cases of Type 2 diabetes soar. By 2020, experts predict about 20,000 people in Bolton will have diabetes.

The total is now 17,588. Childhood obesity rates in Bolton dropped for the first time last year. Some 20.7 per cent of year 6 children in the borough are now obese compared to 21.2 per cent the previous year.

But this is still higher than the national average of 19 per cent.

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3:29pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Hulton Park says...

At least Councillor Morris can't be accused of not taking a lead on this one.
At least Councillor Morris can't be accused of not taking a lead on this one. Hulton Park
  • Score: 17

3:44pm Wed 15 Jan 14

fay clarke says...

I have just walked through Bolton town centre and seen quite a lot of fat people eating pies and chips. Why can't they have a salad sandwich?
I have just walked through Bolton town centre and seen quite a lot of fat people eating pies and chips. Why can't they have a salad sandwich? fay clarke
  • Score: -7

4:38pm Wed 15 Jan 14

boltonnut says...

Fat.
Fat. boltonnut
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Wed 15 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

In other news, profits at Greenhalgh's are up 200%!
In other news, profits at Greenhalgh's are up 200%! MarkAllRead
  • Score: 7

5:29pm Wed 15 Jan 14

marco999 says...

There are those who do have medical problems that may cause weight gain and they have my sympathy, however I’m guessing the majority of obese people are simply greedy and have little or no self control when it comes to eating. In my experience, most people who are fat are fat because they comfort eat the wrong foods. They overeat, then feel miserable because they have overeaten so start scoffing again to relieve the misery and consequently struggle to ever get off that endless cycle!
There are also too many people relying on their cars to get them everywhere instead of walking – my fat neighbour drives to the takeaway in the next street! There are children who never play out but sit in the front of a computer screen or TV for the majority of their spare time. Parents who buy, eat and feed their kids low quality, fat laden food are going to have fat kids in the long run. If I ever see a fat child these days, you can almost guarantee that the parents are also overweight. Start walking to the shops or school; get out after work and have a stroll through the park. Stop ‘treating’ yourselves to fast foods full of fat and other unhealthy rubbish because you are only kidding yourself in the long run - try something healthier instead. Exercise and healthy eating will change your life and make you happier.
There are those who do have medical problems that may cause weight gain and they have my sympathy, however I’m guessing the majority of obese people are simply greedy and have little or no self control when it comes to eating. In my experience, most people who are fat are fat because they comfort eat the wrong foods. They overeat, then feel miserable because they have overeaten so start scoffing again to relieve the misery and consequently struggle to ever get off that endless cycle! There are also too many people relying on their cars to get them everywhere instead of walking – my fat neighbour drives to the takeaway in the next street! There are children who never play out but sit in the front of a computer screen or TV for the majority of their spare time. Parents who buy, eat and feed their kids low quality, fat laden food are going to have fat kids in the long run. If I ever see a fat child these days, you can almost guarantee that the parents are also overweight. Start walking to the shops or school; get out after work and have a stroll through the park. Stop ‘treating’ yourselves to fast foods full of fat and other unhealthy rubbish because you are only kidding yourself in the long run - try something healthier instead. Exercise and healthy eating will change your life and make you happier. marco999
  • Score: 9

6:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Malcolm Tucker says...

We're on a loser when we have Cllr Andy Morgan as the Council health spokesman.

Jeez! Have you seen the size of that man!!
We're on a loser when we have Cllr Andy Morgan as the Council health spokesman. Jeez! Have you seen the size of that man!! Malcolm Tucker
  • Score: 11

7:04pm Wed 15 Jan 14

underwater says...

We keep being told the people of Bolton are poor,so how can they afford to buy all this rubbish that is making them fat. Somebody somewhere is telling lies . By the number of people I see in Bolton town center stuffing there faces with pasties , pies and fizzy drinks I do not think that many of them are short of money.
We keep being told the people of Bolton are poor,so how can they afford to buy all this rubbish that is making them fat. Somebody somewhere is telling lies . By the number of people I see in Bolton town center stuffing there faces with pasties , pies and fizzy drinks I do not think that many of them are short of money. underwater
  • Score: -3

7:54pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Harold 1 says...

Nice free advert for Mr Newman who would be delighted to perform a private remunerectomy on you leaving your wallet a lot lighter ...shed pounds/dollars/euros in minutes ! A lesson in thermodynamics wouldn't go amiss in Bolton
Nice free advert for Mr Newman who would be delighted to perform a private remunerectomy on you leaving your wallet a lot lighter ...shed pounds/dollars/euros in minutes ! A lesson in thermodynamics wouldn't go amiss in Bolton Harold 1
  • Score: 3

9:26pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Ernagy2 says...

underwater wrote:
We keep being told the people of Bolton are poor,so how can they afford to buy all this rubbish that is making them fat. Somebody somewhere is telling lies . By the number of people I see in Bolton town center stuffing there faces with pasties , pies and fizzy drinks I do not think that many of them are short of money.
Pasties, pies and fizzy drinks are cheap - Pound Bakeries see to that. Living healthily is much more expensive.
[quote][p][bold]underwater[/bold] wrote: We keep being told the people of Bolton are poor,so how can they afford to buy all this rubbish that is making them fat. Somebody somewhere is telling lies . By the number of people I see in Bolton town center stuffing there faces with pasties , pies and fizzy drinks I do not think that many of them are short of money.[/p][/quote]Pasties, pies and fizzy drinks are cheap - Pound Bakeries see to that. Living healthily is much more expensive. Ernagy2
  • Score: 3

9:29pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Ernagy2 says...

fay clarke wrote:
I have just walked through Bolton town centre and seen quite a lot of fat people eating pies and chips. Why can't they have a salad sandwich?
Actually the bread is very fattening. Often it's not the burger or the fries that put the weight on. More often than not it's the bread.
[quote][p][bold]fay clarke[/bold] wrote: I have just walked through Bolton town centre and seen quite a lot of fat people eating pies and chips. Why can't they have a salad sandwich?[/p][/quote]Actually the bread is very fattening. Often it's not the burger or the fries that put the weight on. More often than not it's the bread. Ernagy2
  • Score: 5

10:07pm Wed 15 Jan 14

boltonchap says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
underwater wrote:
We keep being told the people of Bolton are poor,so how can they afford to buy all this rubbish that is making them fat. Somebody somewhere is telling lies . By the number of people I see in Bolton town center stuffing there faces with pasties , pies and fizzy drinks I do not think that many of them are short of money.
Pasties, pies and fizzy drinks are cheap - Pound Bakeries see to that. Living healthily is much more expensive.
It's possible to eat healthily and for less cost than eating badly - it takes effort which lardarses aren't prepared to do. Far easier to have a chippy tea than go to Bolton market and stock up on fruit vegetables fish and chicken.
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]underwater[/bold] wrote: We keep being told the people of Bolton are poor,so how can they afford to buy all this rubbish that is making them fat. Somebody somewhere is telling lies . By the number of people I see in Bolton town center stuffing there faces with pasties , pies and fizzy drinks I do not think that many of them are short of money.[/p][/quote]Pasties, pies and fizzy drinks are cheap - Pound Bakeries see to that. Living healthily is much more expensive.[/p][/quote]It's possible to eat healthily and for less cost than eating badly - it takes effort which lardarses aren't prepared to do. Far easier to have a chippy tea than go to Bolton market and stock up on fruit vegetables fish and chicken. boltonchap
  • Score: 8

11:01pm Wed 15 Jan 14

mr.mark.c says...

I wish we could afford chippy tea and other fast food, we have to cook our own food :(
I wish we could afford chippy tea and other fast food, we have to cook our own food :( mr.mark.c
  • Score: 6

11:15pm Wed 15 Jan 14

mr.mark.c says...

Being serious.
We was in Farnworth at weekend and saw a huge fat woman eating a pie, I took a second look as I thought she had eaten her fingers as it went in two bites.
It seems she was sucking her fingers before getting another pie out of a paper bag.
A simple way to stop this would be to make them buy pies from Greenhalgh's rather than the pound place as the Greenhalgh's ones are baked in the fires of hell and if you try and eat one by hand it will fall apart and give you 1/3 degree burns.
Being serious. We was in Farnworth at weekend and saw a huge fat woman eating a pie, I took a second look as I thought she had eaten her fingers as it went in two bites. It seems she was sucking her fingers before getting another pie out of a paper bag. A simple way to stop this would be to make them buy pies from Greenhalgh's rather than the pound place as the Greenhalgh's ones are baked in the fires of hell and if you try and eat one by hand it will fall apart and give you 1/3 degree burns. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 7

12:11am Thu 16 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

Malcolm Tucker wrote:
We're on a loser when we have Cllr Andy Morgan as the Council health spokesman.

Jeez! Have you seen the size of that man!!
Heading for an obesity crisis???? WTF??? Bolton already has an obesity crisis and has done for donkeys years. The combined weight of the grossly overweight I see every day around this 5 h 1 t h 0 l e of a town, must be above all the combined weight of buses using the bus station every day.

I am also sick and tired of hearing it's a condition. Utter b 0 * * o x !!!! The ONLY condition they suffer is control and will power, and just eating the easy way, instead of making proper wholesome food at home. There were no fat people in Belsen!!

People are fat because they can't control, or haven't the will power to control the gross quantity of 5 h 1 t e they shovel down their greedy munching grids day in, day out.

Previous to the infestation of foul fodder holes like McDonalds started to spring up in the early 1980s, there was no obesity problem in Bolton, or the rest of the UK.

I'm 52 and when I was at school we only had one person who would be called fat. But by today's standards she would be trotting along cat walks. Why were the virtually no fat people during the 60's, 70's up to around the mid-eighties? Because there were no foul-fodder selling establishments like McDonalds & KFC (Kan’t Find the Chicken) on almost every street corner.

The medical professionals will have created obesity as a condition, it's a money earner for them, just as the dieting industry is a business. They can't afford to have waif and slim people 100% as they'd virtually be out of business.

Stick all the obese people in one big stately home for 6 months, feed em good and proper food and they sure as hell will come out a hell of a lot slimmer. And if they don't then I'll bare my **** in the Bolton News window.

I've quite a few friends who are obese but they all refer to themselves as being fat. So, before you all hop on your politically correct horse and have a go at me, I'm just stating what is reality.
[quote][p][bold]Malcolm Tucker[/bold] wrote: We're on a loser when we have Cllr Andy Morgan as the Council health spokesman. Jeez! Have you seen the size of that man!![/p][/quote]Heading for an obesity crisis???? WTF??? Bolton already has an obesity crisis and has done for donkeys years. The combined weight of the grossly overweight I see every day around this 5 h 1 t h 0 l e of a town, must be above all the combined weight of buses using the bus station every day. I am also sick and tired of hearing it's a condition. Utter b 0 * * o x !!!! The ONLY condition they suffer is control and will power, and just eating the easy way, instead of making proper wholesome food at home. There were no fat people in Belsen!! People are fat because they can't control, or haven't the will power to control the gross quantity of 5 h 1 t e they shovel down their greedy munching grids day in, day out. Previous to the infestation of foul fodder holes like McDonalds started to spring up in the early 1980s, there was no obesity problem in Bolton, or the rest of the UK. I'm 52 and when I was at school we only had one person who would be called fat. But by today's standards she would be trotting along cat walks. Why were the virtually no fat people during the 60's, 70's up to around the mid-eighties? Because there were no foul-fodder selling establishments like McDonalds & KFC (Kan’t Find the Chicken) on almost every street corner. The medical professionals will have created obesity as a condition, it's a money earner for them, just as the dieting industry is a business. They can't afford to have waif and slim people 100% as they'd virtually be out of business. Stick all the obese people in one big stately home for 6 months, feed em good and proper food and they sure as hell will come out a hell of a lot slimmer. And if they don't then I'll bare my **** in the Bolton News window. I've quite a few friends who are obese but they all refer to themselves as being fat. So, before you all hop on your politically correct horse and have a go at me, I'm just stating what is reality. wsw69
  • Score: 19

12:48am Thu 16 Jan 14

BIG ERN says...

underwater wrote:
We keep being told the people of Bolton are poor,so how can they afford to buy all this rubbish that is making them fat. Somebody somewhere is telling lies . By the number of people I see in Bolton town center stuffing there faces with pasties , pies and fizzy drinks I do not think that many of them are short of money.
That type of food is so much cheaper than healthy food. There is the reason..
[quote][p][bold]underwater[/bold] wrote: We keep being told the people of Bolton are poor,so how can they afford to buy all this rubbish that is making them fat. Somebody somewhere is telling lies . By the number of people I see in Bolton town center stuffing there faces with pasties , pies and fizzy drinks I do not think that many of them are short of money.[/p][/quote]That type of food is so much cheaper than healthy food. There is the reason.. BIG ERN
  • Score: -2

4:31am Thu 16 Jan 14

MasterOfPuppets says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
In other news, profits at Greenhalgh's are up 200%!
Greggs > Grenhalghs
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: In other news, profits at Greenhalgh's are up 200%![/p][/quote]Greggs > Grenhalghs MasterOfPuppets
  • Score: 0

6:23am Thu 16 Jan 14

longballs r us says...

The problem is people no longer cook at home, and prefer to eat fast foods. I disagree with people who say healthy food is expensive, because they can always go to the market and pick up up fresh produce relatively cheap compared to the giant supermarkets.
People have become lazy and always looking for excuses.The government needs to be firm and tell all health authorities/GP's that any health problems related to obesity no free prescription. That will soon put an end to all this pampering. If you can afford to stuff yourself silly with garbage you can afford the pills!!
The problem is people no longer cook at home, and prefer to eat fast foods. I disagree with people who say healthy food is expensive, because they can always go to the market and pick up up fresh produce relatively cheap compared to the giant supermarkets. People have become lazy and always looking for excuses.The government needs to be firm and tell all health authorities/GP's that any health problems related to obesity no free prescription. That will soon put an end to all this pampering. If you can afford to stuff yourself silly with garbage you can afford the pills!! longballs r us
  • Score: 2

9:12am Thu 16 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Wow Mr Tucker has said something I agree with.lol
Wow Mr Tucker has said something I agree with.lol Jim271
  • Score: 1

9:14am Thu 16 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

What used to happen was father would go out to work and mother would look after the kids.

Along came the 1980s, factories closed, house prices shot up, both parents were forced to work.

Result, kids running wild and parents too knackered to look after them.
What used to happen was father would go out to work and mother would look after the kids. Along came the 1980s, factories closed, house prices shot up, both parents were forced to work. Result, kids running wild and parents too knackered to look after them. Jim271
  • Score: 6

10:34am Thu 16 Jan 14

Keeper of the Peace says...

wsw69 wrote:
Malcolm Tucker wrote:
We're on a loser when we have Cllr Andy Morgan as the Council health spokesman.

Jeez! Have you seen the size of that man!!
Heading for an obesity crisis???? WTF??? Bolton already has an obesity crisis and has done for donkeys years. The combined weight of the grossly overweight I see every day around this 5 h 1 t h 0 l e of a town, must be above all the combined weight of buses using the bus station every day.

I am also sick and tired of hearing it's a condition. Utter b 0 * * o x !!!! The ONLY condition they suffer is control and will power, and just eating the easy way, instead of making proper wholesome food at home. There were no fat people in Belsen!!

People are fat because they can't control, or haven't the will power to control the gross quantity of 5 h 1 t e they shovel down their greedy munching grids day in, day out.

Previous to the infestation of foul fodder holes like McDonalds started to spring up in the early 1980s, there was no obesity problem in Bolton, or the rest of the UK.

I'm 52 and when I was at school we only had one person who would be called fat. But by today's standards she would be trotting along cat walks. Why were the virtually no fat people during the 60's, 70's up to around the mid-eighties? Because there were no foul-fodder selling establishments like McDonalds & KFC (Kan’t Find the Chicken) on almost every street corner.

The medical professionals will have created obesity as a condition, it's a money earner for them, just as the dieting industry is a business. They can't afford to have waif and slim people 100% as they'd virtually be out of business.

Stick all the obese people in one big stately home for 6 months, feed em good and proper food and they sure as hell will come out a hell of a lot slimmer. And if they don't then I'll bare my **** in the Bolton News window.

I've quite a few friends who are obese but they all refer to themselves as being fat. So, before you all hop on your politically correct horse and have a go at me, I'm just stating what is reality.
No fat people in Belson? Oh dear..........
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malcolm Tucker[/bold] wrote: We're on a loser when we have Cllr Andy Morgan as the Council health spokesman. Jeez! Have you seen the size of that man!![/p][/quote]Heading for an obesity crisis???? WTF??? Bolton already has an obesity crisis and has done for donkeys years. The combined weight of the grossly overweight I see every day around this 5 h 1 t h 0 l e of a town, must be above all the combined weight of buses using the bus station every day. I am also sick and tired of hearing it's a condition. Utter b 0 * * o x !!!! The ONLY condition they suffer is control and will power, and just eating the easy way, instead of making proper wholesome food at home. There were no fat people in Belsen!! People are fat because they can't control, or haven't the will power to control the gross quantity of 5 h 1 t e they shovel down their greedy munching grids day in, day out. Previous to the infestation of foul fodder holes like McDonalds started to spring up in the early 1980s, there was no obesity problem in Bolton, or the rest of the UK. I'm 52 and when I was at school we only had one person who would be called fat. But by today's standards she would be trotting along cat walks. Why were the virtually no fat people during the 60's, 70's up to around the mid-eighties? Because there were no foul-fodder selling establishments like McDonalds & KFC (Kan’t Find the Chicken) on almost every street corner. The medical professionals will have created obesity as a condition, it's a money earner for them, just as the dieting industry is a business. They can't afford to have waif and slim people 100% as they'd virtually be out of business. Stick all the obese people in one big stately home for 6 months, feed em good and proper food and they sure as hell will come out a hell of a lot slimmer. And if they don't then I'll bare my **** in the Bolton News window. I've quite a few friends who are obese but they all refer to themselves as being fat. So, before you all hop on your politically correct horse and have a go at me, I'm just stating what is reality.[/p][/quote]No fat people in Belson? Oh dear.......... Keeper of the Peace
  • Score: -3

12:21pm Thu 16 Jan 14

You Have To Be Kidding says...

Lots of very judgemental people on this website!
Lots of very judgemental people on this website! You Have To Be Kidding
  • Score: -3

1:26pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

Walk round Bolton and all you see is people eating beige food. Have a look at the pidgeons in Bolron all very fat and most of them have the same diet as some of the flumps in Town.

Newport Street appears the nstural habitat for these creatures. If some of them were a bit smarter they could get a job in the tank at seaworld.
Walk round Bolton and all you see is people eating beige food. Have a look at the pidgeons in Bolron all very fat and most of them have the same diet as some of the flumps in Town. Newport Street appears the nstural habitat for these creatures. If some of them were a bit smarter they could get a job in the tank at seaworld. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: 3

4:13pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Gill bolton says...

I say bring back cookery lessons in schools ,my son did domestic sience in school and had to take a pizza base with a tomato base and a topping of his choice. No wonder they are getting fat they are not being taught the right way to a healthy diet ,and salad doesn't even get a look in poor kids they haven't got a cat in hells chance and if you give them a decent meal they look at the food as though it's laced with poison.
I say bring back cookery lessons in schools ,my son did domestic sience in school and had to take a pizza base with a tomato base and a topping of his choice. No wonder they are getting fat they are not being taught the right way to a healthy diet ,and salad doesn't even get a look in poor kids they haven't got a cat in hells chance and if you give them a decent meal they look at the food as though it's laced with poison. Gill bolton
  • Score: 1

4:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

Gill bolton wrote:
I say bring back cookery lessons in schools ,my son did domestic sience in school and had to take a pizza base with a tomato base and a topping of his choice. No wonder they are getting fat they are not being taught the right way to a healthy diet ,and salad doesn't even get a look in poor kids they haven't got a cat in hells chance and if you give them a decent meal they look at the food as though it's laced with poison.
how about stop blaming schools and blame the lazy parents for not teaching their own kids how to eat healthily
[quote][p][bold]Gill bolton[/bold] wrote: I say bring back cookery lessons in schools ,my son did domestic sience in school and had to take a pizza base with a tomato base and a topping of his choice. No wonder they are getting fat they are not being taught the right way to a healthy diet ,and salad doesn't even get a look in poor kids they haven't got a cat in hells chance and if you give them a decent meal they look at the food as though it's laced with poison.[/p][/quote]how about stop blaming schools and blame the lazy parents for not teaching their own kids how to eat healthily lv8151
  • Score: 1

6:50pm Thu 16 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

so often you hear the excuse "overactive thyroid" ..... no its not .... its an overactive knife and fork in the majority of the cases
so often you hear the excuse "overactive thyroid" ..... no its not .... its an overactive knife and fork in the majority of the cases lv8151
  • Score: 3

7:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Gill bolton says...

lv8151 wrote:
Gill bolton wrote:
I say bring back cookery lessons in schools ,my son did domestic sience in school and had to take a pizza base with a tomato base and a topping of his choice. No wonder they are getting fat they are not being taught the right way to a healthy diet ,and salad doesn't even get a look in poor kids they haven't got a cat in hells chance and if you give them a decent meal they look at the food as though it's laced with poison.
how about stop blaming schools and blame the lazy parents for not teaching their own kids how to eat healthily
I wasn't blaming the schools I simply said bring cookery lessons back into schools like we had in the 70s, we used to have 4 lessons of cookery and we made wholesome food which we used to take home and we had it for our family meal that evening.
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill bolton[/bold] wrote: I say bring back cookery lessons in schools ,my son did domestic sience in school and had to take a pizza base with a tomato base and a topping of his choice. No wonder they are getting fat they are not being taught the right way to a healthy diet ,and salad doesn't even get a look in poor kids they haven't got a cat in hells chance and if you give them a decent meal they look at the food as though it's laced with poison.[/p][/quote]how about stop blaming schools and blame the lazy parents for not teaching their own kids how to eat healthily[/p][/quote]I wasn't blaming the schools I simply said bring cookery lessons back into schools like we had in the 70s, we used to have 4 lessons of cookery and we made wholesome food which we used to take home and we had it for our family meal that evening. Gill bolton
  • Score: 2

8:40pm Thu 16 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

Gill bolton wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
Gill bolton wrote:
I say bring back cookery lessons in schools ,my son did domestic sience in school and had to take a pizza base with a tomato base and a topping of his choice. No wonder they are getting fat they are not being taught the right way to a healthy diet ,and salad doesn't even get a look in poor kids they haven't got a cat in hells chance and if you give them a decent meal they look at the food as though it's laced with poison.
how about stop blaming schools and blame the lazy parents for not teaching their own kids how to eat healthily
I wasn't blaming the schools I simply said bring cookery lessons back into schools like we had in the 70s, we used to have 4 lessons of cookery and we made wholesome food which we used to take home and we had it for our family meal that evening.
maybe i was a bit too quick to jump on the comment .... but i do think it is ultimately the parents responsibility to teach their kids what they should and shouldn't be eating and how to prepare food
[quote][p][bold]Gill bolton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill bolton[/bold] wrote: I say bring back cookery lessons in schools ,my son did domestic sience in school and had to take a pizza base with a tomato base and a topping of his choice. No wonder they are getting fat they are not being taught the right way to a healthy diet ,and salad doesn't even get a look in poor kids they haven't got a cat in hells chance and if you give them a decent meal they look at the food as though it's laced with poison.[/p][/quote]how about stop blaming schools and blame the lazy parents for not teaching their own kids how to eat healthily[/p][/quote]I wasn't blaming the schools I simply said bring cookery lessons back into schools like we had in the 70s, we used to have 4 lessons of cookery and we made wholesome food which we used to take home and we had it for our family meal that evening.[/p][/quote]maybe i was a bit too quick to jump on the comment .... but i do think it is ultimately the parents responsibility to teach their kids what they should and shouldn't be eating and how to prepare food lv8151
  • Score: 4

9:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
Walk round Bolton and all you see is people eating beige food. Have a look at the pidgeons in Bolron all very fat and most of them have the same diet as some of the flumps in Town.

Newport Street appears the nstural habitat for these creatures. If some of them were a bit smarter they could get a job in the tank at seaworld.
Generally speaking, a walk around Bolton is a depressing site. I've wondered for ages how those pigeons manage to get airborne.

The majority of those that I see shovelling in copious helpings of cheap 5 H 1 t e by the tonne load, there's no way I'd employ any of them.

If there was an annual Roll-A-F*t-Git Down a hill competition, then Bolton would be over inhabited by a lifetimes worth for contestants.
[quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: Walk round Bolton and all you see is people eating beige food. Have a look at the pidgeons in Bolron all very fat and most of them have the same diet as some of the flumps in Town. Newport Street appears the nstural habitat for these creatures. If some of them were a bit smarter they could get a job in the tank at seaworld.[/p][/quote]Generally speaking, a walk around Bolton is a depressing site. I've wondered for ages how those pigeons manage to get airborne. The majority of those that I see shovelling in copious helpings of cheap 5 H 1 t e by the tonne load, there's no way I'd employ any of them. If there was an annual Roll-A-F*t-Git Down a hill competition, then Bolton would be over inhabited by a lifetimes worth for contestants. wsw69
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