The Kids Are NOT Alright!

Cathy Arnst

I was recently skiing with my 7-year-old daughter at a resort that is popular with families. At tne end of the day, I went to buy her a hot chocolate and looked around at the snacks the other parents were feeding their kids. I saw cookies, candy bars, french fries, potato chips, Fritos, soda and of course, hot chocolate. It hit me: We, the parents of America, are doing our kids a terrible disservice. We are the reason some 20% of kids in this country--including 10% of toddlers--are overweight. And for those of who have skinny kids, we are the reason they are developing lousy eating habits that will guarantee them an unhealthy adulthood.

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