Teenager taken to hospital after passing out from complications due to hazardous diet.
Stacey Irvine looks surprisingly well for a 17-year-old who’s eaten only chicken nuggets since she was 2. But when she recently went to the hospital after passing out from struggling to breathe, doctors told her that she absolutely had to eat more healthily.
Stacey claims never to have tasted fruits or vegetables, but admits to sometimes eating fries and toast. “McDonald’s chicken nuggets are my favorite,” said Stacey. “I share 20 with my boyfriend, with [fries].” She also enjoys nuggets from KFC and the supermarket.
Evonne says her two younger children eat normally, and that she’s tried depriving Stacey of food to force her to expand her repertoire.
In the hospital, Stacey was injected with much-needed vitamins and doctors found that she suffered from anaemia and inflamed veins on her tongue due to her obsessive diet.
It’s hard to imagine that in the 15 years since Stacey tasted her first nugget at McDonald’s, her mom has been unable to influence her to eat the minimal level of nutrients necessary to sustain a human being. Do you think this level of leniency qualifies as abuse? How have you gotten your kids to expand beyond their comfort foods?