Many children in America will most likely follow their family’s eating habits (whether good or bad) and will pass on the same habits to their children. This is why a healthy start for children is incredibly important! Without the correct information and guidance, a generation of fast-food-loving couch potatoes is sadly in our country’s future. We must educate everyone, especially our children, on the harmful effects of an unhealthy diet. We don’t just want our children to avoid eating certain foods; we want them to know why. If you were to hand some candy to one of my little brothers, they would simply give a “no thank you” and perhaps a smile. They realize that there are far better (healthier) options with which to satisfy their sweet tooth.
So whether you are a new parent or grandparent, or you're simply considering having your own family one day, please think ahead to what kind of life you want your young ones to lead. The kind of life in which they grow up to find out how unhealthy all of the candy and soda was that they had been eating from their youth, and how they must now struggle to overcome? Or a life in which they were brought up knowing the difference between good and bad food from the very beginning. The results of the example you set could be life-changing for them.