Kiwi Mum Slammed For Having Massive Fast Food Feast For Daughter's Birthday

When you're young, your mate's birthday party is usually stacked with epic lollies and treats that you wouldn't get on a normal day.

That's the way it is. Birthdays = sweets. Plain and simple.

But it seems as though a New Zealand mum has taken it a step too far for her seven-year-old daughter's party.

Credit: Heil's Kitchen/Facebook
Credit: Heil's Kitchen/Facebook

She's uploaded a picture of the birthday soiree, showing mountains of fast food piled onto a table. Ironically, the image was uploaded to the Facebook group Heils Kitchen, which aims to promote healthy living.

Unsurprisingly, people were scathing about the feast. "New Zealand has a massive obesity problem and this is not helping. No seven year old needs food like this," wrote one person.

"Happy birthday, we got you a heart attack," said another.

There were some people who jumped to the Ratana mum's defence, saying that no one has a clue how many people were invited to the party.

One person commented: "These people from overseas slamming us have no clue about the Kiwi culture. That feed is not just for a bloody seven-year-old. That's for uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and the list goes on."

There's no denying that New Zealand has an obesity issue, with figures suggesting nearly one third of Kiwi kids are overweight. Those numbers haven't dropped in more than a decade.

Dietitian Lea Stening told Stuff: "Obesity is becoming normalised, we don't see it anymore and the consequences of continuing this trend are going to be dreadful."

Maybe for the birthday next year, the Kiwi mum might chuck in a salad or two.

Featured Image Credit: Heil's Kitchen/Facebook

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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