Your Letters: Have we cut the wrong things in school meals?
Is your child obese?
Is it caused by his diet? Yes. No, not because of the fat in his food, but because of the unbalanced meals they are eating.
The lack of fat and the excess of sugar, starch and some carbohydrates is to blame, along with the lack of exercise they are receiving.
If the body does not get adequate fat from food, the digestive system turns sugars, starches and carbohydrates into fat, which is deposited on the body as storage fat.