Thanks a Bunch, United Nations

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This is me.  One angry bird.  ‘For why, Jude?’ I hear you ask.  Well, let me tell you.

My dear constant readers, all three of you, will know that I have a daughter who has developmental issues due to cerebral palsy.  One of those issues is believing everything that she’s told by those in authority – be it teachers, grandparents or what’s on the news.

For some reason, this issue doesn’t extend to believing what her parent’s say. Weird.

Things are either Black or White to Gia, there are very rarely shades of grey.

So when it was announced this week by the World Health Organisation’s cancer research team peeps at the UN – the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – that eating processed and red meat causes cancer, Gia decided she’d better not eat those things.

So yesterday, all she ate was cookies.  The delicious spaghetti and meatballs I had made – one of her favourites! – went mostly uneaten.

Gia is more than a picky eater – it goes beyond that because her oral muscles are so rubbish for chewing and swallowing and all that – but a picky eater she is.

So now we have to convince her that occasional red meat is fine, fish is something people eat and enjoy, chicken is wonderful and low in saturated fat, vegetable and fruit are full of vitamins and antioxidants, sugar is bad for you full-stop.

Wish me luck!

– Jude

Online Newspaper Sources – The Guardian | The Independent

Angry Bird image from Pixabay

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