As parents, we all work hard to feed our children well. We all go through stages of worrying whether our children eat too much or too little. We all wonder at times if they are getting enough nutrition.
On the flip side, sometimes life feels too overwhelming to pay much attention to what makes it onto our plates. As long as everybody is fed something, right? It doesn’t mean we don’t care. The other demands of life have simply taken precedence, whether we intended them to or not.
Whichever camp we fall in on any given day, this fact remains: The rate of childhood obesity in the U.S. has tripled over the past 30 years. In 1980, the percentage of obese children aged 6 to 11 years in the U.S. was 7%. That number has climbed to 20% in 2008. Now more than one third of all children are overweight…
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