Even before I read this article, "Teen's Strange Ramen Addiction" I realized that the underlying cause had to be an epic mommy fail of major proportions. The girl in question has eaten nothing--nothing!--but ramen noodles since she was 5 years old. As a result, she is most likely afflicted with "stunted growth and IQ, osteoporosis, heart and kidney damage, and high blood pressure. Her lifespan has likely been shortened as well" according to pediatrician Lisa Kaufman, who is quoted in the article.Why would anyone let that happen to their child?
Kids are notoriously picky eaters, but it's a parent's basic responsibility to nourish their young. The mother needs a good kick in her (probably fat) a**.