A mother has banned her child from eating sugar-loaded birthday cake at school party drawing an online backlash. Photo: SCMP Composite.
A mother has banned her child from eating sugar-loaded birthday cake at school party drawing an online backlash. Photo: SCMP Composite.

Don’t let them eat cake: mother slaps sweet birthday treats ban on child, sparking Hong Kong online debate over eating disorders

  • Social media opinion split as mum forbids her child from eating birthday cake at school
  • Some netizens predict ban will lead to eating disorders in later life while experts call for measured approach to the diet of children

A mother has banned her child from eating sugar-loaded birthday cake at school party drawing an online backlash. Photo: SCMP Composite.
A mother has banned her child from eating sugar-loaded birthday cake at school party drawing an online backlash. Photo: SCMP Composite.

Corrected [1:18pm, 20 Dec, 2022]

  • [1:18pm, 20 Dec, 2022]

    The original version of this article referred to the mother as Chinese. That is incorrect and has been amended.

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