Reply to post: Re: Criminal offence to impose a diet lacking in essential elements ?

Italian MP threatens parents forcing veggie diets on kids with jail

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Re: Criminal offence to impose a diet lacking in essential elements ?

@disgustedoftunbridgewells - but they're not. They're trying to impose a vegan diet and failing at doing it properly. That's not the same thing as deliberatelytrying to enforce an inadequate diet.

Same situation with people feeding their kids junk food. They're not deliberately feeding their kids badly (and I've heard of the odd case of rickets or scurvy as a result) - they're trying to feed them adequately but making a very poor job of it.

Now, if anyone was deliberately trying to feed their child an inadequate diet - then sure - throw the book at 'em, lock'em up and throw away the key, IMO.

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