The Snack Epidemic

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
The Snack Epidemic
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 10:13am

I thought this was an interesting article:

The Snack Epidemic

Cookies at school, crackers for car rides, chips after sports ... This around-the-clock nibbling is hurting kids' eating habits -- and their health.

The cupcakes put me over the edge. Every Saturday, I had watched quietly as a convenience store's worth of junk food was handed out after my son's peewee soccer games: cookies, chips, doughnuts, cheese-filled pretzels, fruity drinks. I didn't want to speak up and ruffle feathers. I didn't want to be that mom.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2012
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 11:29am

I have tremendous guilt about snacks. My kids are picky so getting them to eat healthy foods for regular meals is a huge struggle. So when it comes to snacks, I pick my battles and therefore they end up eating junk. I think it's easy to be the parent who says "fruits and veggies for everyone!" when your child likes and willingly eats them!