Are kids of wohm's less healthy than kids of sahm's?
I wonder how big a role culture plays. For example, here in Greece, most kids eat a lot of junk, whether their parents work or not. OTOH, in Denmark, people tend to be more concerned about what kind of food kids eat.
Like this stat:
"The study showed 37 percent of children overall primarily ate crisps or sweets and 41 percent primarily drank sweetened beverages between meals."
Being a Dane I am left wondering how, whether you work or not, you even get the idea of providing sweetened beverages and chips to preschoolers? Also, surely there must be a class element here.
No, but it does make me wonder about the child care in the study.
I agree, this study is for the under 5 set and I'm amazed that such a high rate of children eat potato chips, drink sweetened beverages between meals and have so much computer/screen time.
"Also, surely there must be a class element here."
Yes, and this is the ugly thing no one wants to talk about, at least not here in the US where we sometimes pretend there's no such thing as social class distinction. But of course, there are different social classes. A WOHM who is working as a cashier at Walmart is probably less likely to feed her children healthy snacks than one who is working as a college professor. It's a lot more expensive to buy real dried fruit leather
Yes, I do judge and apparently, so do you. But I also want to point out that noticing a difference isn't the same as assigning a value to it. And your post is a perfect example of why we rarely have discussions about class in America: