You take your kids to the movie theater, and in addition to buying the movie tickets, what else do your kids want?
Popcorn and soda…and maybe some candy.
You try to resist giving in, but then they start tugging at your sleeves, pouting, stomping, screaming and crying.
In the end your kids get their snacks. But do your kids really need all those snacks?
No, not really.
According to the Agriculture Department and the Department of Health and Human Services, the American population is eating more and more snacks. Between 1977 and 2002, snackage increased by 31%. And people wonder why obesity is such a big problem among kids today…
Snacks can oftentimes calm kids down. Got a cranky child? Give him or her some munchies. But instead of giving your kids junk food, consider healthier alternatives like baby carrots or sugar snap peas. These will do the trick just fine.
Do you always give in to your kids’ wanting snacks/junk food? Where do you draw the line? Do you think something should be done to prevent snacks that are readily available for young kids these days?
Do Kids Really Need All Those Snacks? [Baby Center]