With all the talk about health care and childhood obesity these days, Heidi Klum apparently felt the need to throw her 2 cents into the national debate. Whether or not she gets slammed for speaking out remains to be seen, but according to the supermodel, the responsibility for a child’s eating habits fall directly on the parents… not “Hollywood” or “the media.”
“You can’t look at Hollywood and blame it, you have to make up your own mind whether you want to be fit, or super skinny. You can’t blame other people. It’s your own choice and if you have children, it is up to the parent to educate your children so they are healthy and they don’t go into a direction of anorexia or obesity. It is up to you as a parent, it is hard to feed children right. I deal with it on a daily basis; it is much harder to make sure they eat right.”
It’s funny, while I don’t think what Heidi is saying is controversial at all, I bet a lot of people will want to slam her for saying it. Parents are ultimately responsible for their children’s health, how can you argue with that?
Still, I guess it might rubs some people the wrong way to have a model basically blaming them for their own children’s eating habits. How dare she?
Even other models like Bridget Moynahan are blaming celebrity culture for exacerbating America’s (and the western world’s) eating disorders.
Of course, Heidi will no doubt have an army of personal trainers and dieticians to help her get back in shape. Heidi went on record recently, saying:
“It’s all cute when you’re pregnant, but once you’ve had the baby it’s not so… well, it takes time.”