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I agree that education is necessary. Parents need to learn how to shop and eat healthy. The question is: how can/should that education be presented? You can find nutritional information on almost anything.It's a matter of knowing what the information means and applying it to everyday life.
The selections at schools don't do much to encourage healthy habits. When healthy options are available, they're not always the greatest. Most of the cooked vegetables I have seen are waterlogged. This is not only a waste of food, but can also turn children off of vegetables if that is their only experience with them.
Weight Watchers is a great program which I wish could be brought to all schools. It stresses proper nutrition and portion sizes. It's not a traditional diet; rather, it teaches people how to eat correctly throughout life.
Overall, there is so much to be done. In the family's story, above, the challanges are many. I hope they stay the course. Change can only happen one step at a time.

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