Censorship of a nine year old.

I know this isn’t directly related to EMS. I also know that I am very concerned about the “couch potato” syndrome that is running rampant in America. I am overweight and am nowhere near a fitness or diet fanatic. It is concerning to me that kids can eat up to 4 amps worth of carbohydrates per meal. So it comes as a surprise when a 9 year old starts a blog about her school lunches and begins to promote a healthier diet. At first it seems the school encouraged her, after she began to get more notoriety she started to encourage people to donate to a charity Mary’s Meals.

So a newspaper prints a story about her and all of a sudden the school clamps down on her and will no longer allow her to take pictures of her lunches. In effect they have shut her blog down.

Part of me understands. My eleven year old son is not allowed to take his phone to school. At the same time it is interesting that they are changing whole rules in an attempt to stop pictures of food?!? That just makes me wonder what are they so afraid of?

Here’s the link to the story: Gizmodo

Here’s a link to her blog: Neverseconds

There are already close to 2000 comments on her latest post where she tells everyone she’s going to have to stop her blog. Here’s to hoping they convince her to continue.

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