Tuesday, July 08, 2008

This Is A Real Article...I Swear.

"...Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency.

The National Children's Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care.

This could include a child of as young as three who says "yuk" in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food.

The guidance by the NCB is designed to draw attention to potentially-racist attitudes in youngsters from a young age. .." (source)

Though I'd be the first to tell you that picky eaters drive me completely batty-- this is insane. The UK seems to have gone insane. I'd wager that MOST little kids are finicky eaters. Most of my friends' kids will only eat the "kid's menu diet" of mac & cheese, hot dogs, pizza and chicken nuggets. ...And though I might also agree that finickiness is learned, the idea of taste buds discriminating against certain foods being racist? That is just ridiculous... Case in point: Middle Eastern food tops my favorites list.

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