Let's just say I'm not showing this thread to a few people I know because if you ever want to hear somebody flip out about the fat-acceptance movement? Try a nutritionist who works with deathfats.Unpopular opinion here with today's "woke" crowd, but anybody that lets a child in their care under the age of 13 is committing a form of abuse. A lot of people who become death fats became so because they were never taught moderation or about nutrition. Some parents just like to shut their kids up with food and then tell them they are perfect when they are teased or doctors say they are at risk for type 2 diabetes before they enter their teens.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic and the public can't even mention it without being called out for bullying.
Most of the professional advice for childrearing for the past ~40-50 years has been pure shit, and how they tackle bullying is...a lot of it is based on the absolute worst wrong guesses possible. (Basically? Don't hand out pointless praise. It'll make the kid narcy by overinflating their self-esteem--which is the actual cause of bullying--or leave them insecure because they won't be able to trust anybody is being sincere with complements, depending on if they buy the constant self-esteem boosting.)
But throwing food at your kid to get them to STFU is in the same class as throwing, say, a rock at them to get them to STFU. It doesn't matter what you're throwing at them to get them to STFU , it matters what you're doing.