disclaimer....Iam a sah mom
I think the study is a good springboard for other studies, but I do not think it actually tells us much in and of itself. I also think it has the potential to be used to make a point that would not be true--for an individual parent, I do not believe the choice to stay home or work will have much of an impact on their child's nutrition.
In some cases, extra income may help someone who wants to feed their children healthy food. It apparently is cheaper to
Isn't this the same study that was linked in the thread Work status and your kid's health?
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No problem. I read your link and it made me think of the other thread. Along with the other posters, I think that there are way too many unanswered questions that the study doesn't answer. For example, I work and we still have home cooked meals. From what I've read on other message boards and from what Joy and Erica have said, there are a lot of 20- and 30-something moms out there who were never taught to cook. That could have more to do with food preparation that work status. Up until this year, Dylan walked to and from school, 1 mile round trip. This year, his school is 4.5 miles away so I drive him. And there seems to be a lot of paranoia about kids playing (or walking to school) outside unsupervised that I didn't see when my girls were growing up or when I was a child.
I think that is exactly right:
"I guess in a way it kind of ends up being a catch 22 and therefore, the healthy eating is more determined by how each individual family decides to handle it rather than whether one or two parents work."
We eat healthy, home-cooked food when I decide to make that a priority. My work load is not really a factor. At the same time, I would never have a giant tub of cheese balls in my house, and that has nothing to do with my work status either.
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