Children Left Vulnerable to Obesity Through Food Miseducation

The path to childhood obesity begins before birth and gets more complicated as children become the targets of food marketers who promise delicious fun with processed foods made with questionable and even disease-causing ingredients.
Parents—many victims of the same influences—may hope schools and governments will educate and protect their children, but the reality is that parents are largely on their own.

The best option is to educate our children ourselves. Children who understand what food does to their bodies—and the problems with many of the foods marketed to them—can develop a lifelong habit of healthy eating. Experts say involving children in growing, shopping, preparing, and cooking food provides invaluable insight that can combat childhood obesity. Read more…

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