Recent studies have shown that government spending on nutrition education, over $1 billion, is having little to no effect on childhood obesity. 57 programs have been reviewed and only four showed any real success.
Since the 1970’s, rates of obesity in children ages 6 to 11 have quintupled while rates of teens and children ages 2 to 5 have tripled.
One thing that is for sure is that the power is held by the parents. Parents not only set examples for their children but also contribute to their kids’ taste buds. Women, while pregnant, will pass on their tastes to their kids. What’s more, unless children are taught healthy habits before puberty those habits can be significantly harder to change. No one listens to a hypocrite, muchless kids, so set an example, be healthy, be happy, and live long.