Dinner, TV and Weight--it's all connected

Cathy Arnst

There’s a tiny bit of good news and a lot of bad news out this week on the health of our children. On the plus side, the New York Times reports that Congress is considering a bill that would ban French fries, soda and other junk food from school lunch programs nationwide.

The primary cause of type 2 diabetes is overweight, and it’s not hard to figure out why the disease is skyrocketing in kids. For more bad news, check out published in the Journal of the American Medical Assocation this week:

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