Honey Boo Boo, real name Alana Thompson, first became known on the child beauty pageant reality show “Toddlers and Tiaras”. After her surprise popularity on “Toddlers and Tiaras”, the channel TLC offered Honey Boo Boo and her family another reality show based on their everyday lives, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”. Many people are familiar with the family, even if it is just on sight alone.
Recently Honey Boo Boo and her mother, Mama June, were on the show “The Doctors” to discuss 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo’s health, according to the story on People.com. At 4-foot-6 and 125 pounds, Honey Boo Boo has been labeled by “The Doctors” as obese. When asked what her favorite food is she replied that it is anything deep-fried, but especially deep-fried Oreos. And her favorite exercise is a “belly flop”.
Dr. Travis Stork, one of the doctors on the show, placed the blame for Honey Boo Boo’s weight onto Mama June. I can’t say I disagree. Dr. Jennifer Walden knows that a 9-year-old needs to be educated on proper nutrition and exercise. If the child’s parent does not display those habits, then why should the child? While some disagree, like this article on The Chicago Sun Times, I feel strongly that the parents influence their child’s healthy habits.