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Guest posted a topic in Aussie ChatYou take your 4 year old to an indoor play centre, and as an ADULT you're in fear of being crushed by a toddler. Then there's the bogan parents to contend with. Luckily both father and son made it home unharmed
Australia has a reputation for being a healthy, sport loving nation, so why on earth are there are so many fast food restaurants over here? There seems to be more 'Maccy D's', Red Roosters, Hungry Jacks, Chooks, Chicken Treats and KFK's per square inch in the suburbs of Perth than there are houses. Some main roads are like the junk food equivalent of the Vegas strip. It's made even worse by the constant advertising as well. Every other advert on TV has some dopey looking guy on top of a crane enjoying his 'wrap and a cap'. We're told that McDonald's is the only place you should get your breakfast, Hungry Jacks is the perfect solution for lunch and the Red Rooster is the best place to buy your Sunday roast.. what happened to buying a bird and cooking it yourself? It's an accepted fact that lots of parents in the UK are now getting away with murder, but I was hoping it wouldn't be the same here. It's a pity the Australian government aren't focusing on the problem of obesity a little bit more. The Biggest Loser aside, there doesn't seem to be much on TV to tackle the issue. The GB govt may have some rather far-fetched and ludicrous ways of trying to find a solution, but I guess at least something is being done. Nicola Roxon (the Australian Health Minister) is trying to phase out junk-food advertising on television before 9pm, but lets be serious that will never happen. What on earth would they fill the airwaves with? More car ads? Perhaps they should start by showing the food how it really is, instead of the plumped up version they like to portray. I used to do the advertising for McDs, and trust me, that ain't real food you're looking at! From what I have seen on trips over East, even Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane didn't seem as bad as Perth for fast food restaurants, and friends who visited from Sydney were shocked at the amount of places over here. Is the East coast different to Perth, or has the country been completely been taken over by chicken nuggets and chips?! Of course I expect some comments to fly back telling me I shouldn't let my kids watch any TV or it's up to me what I feed them - true and it is. But advertising goes way beyond just the TV, and my kids should be so lucky as to even get a sniff of a chicken nugget! :twitcy: