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Chicken McNuggets 4Ever?

Have you seen the article about the 17 year old British girl who has eaten almost nothing but chicken nuggets since she was two years old?

This week 17-year-old British factory worker Stacey Irvine was rushed to the hospital when she collapsed, struggling to breathe. During the exam, doctors were stunned to learn that Ms. Irvine had never in her life eaten fruit or vegetables; instead she had eaten almost nothing but fast-food chicken nuggets since she was two years old.

Her mother, Evonne Irvine, told reporters she had gone to great lengths to try to feed her daughter more nutritious food, at one point even trying to starve the girl, but it hadn’t worked. Stacey responded that, once she started eating nuggets, she “loved them so much they were all I would eat.” (source)

I’m not sure when this picture was taken (pre or post being rushed to the hospital) but I think it’s kind of appalling she would take smiling media pictures with the food that’s causing her health problems. (There are more pictures in the linked article.) Wouldn’t a parent have to approve that for a 17 year old?

I also can’t imagine liking something so much that it’s all I would eat. I mean, I LOVE cupcakes, but at some point I reach overload.

What do you think?

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