Like many children in the United States, Bea was overweight. At one doctor's visit, Bea was pronounced "clinically obese." That coupeled with teasing from peers at school inspired Bea's mom to take drastic action. She started her daughter on a "weight watchers for kids" that classifies foods into categories. The food plan, and the book it's based on, is called Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right.
Bea lost 17 pounds on the plan, but the mother is drawing criticism from both other mothers and the author of the book. The author claims the book is not meant to deprive children of anything nor to make them stop eating foods children like. In an article written by Bea's mother, she claims her daughter used to whine and cry regarding foods like pizza and cupcakes that she could no longer eat. The author of this book also disagrees on Bea's mother's actions of reprimanding her daughters eating habits in public. She says this is detrimental to the child's health.
Even Bea's mother says her daughter is scarred by the events but she is happy with her weight loss.
When it comes to nutrition, do you think the end result is the most important or the path to getting there?