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Junk food can be appealing for a variety of reasons, including convenience, price and taste. For children, who do not always understand the health consequences of their eating habits, junk food may appear especially appetizing. However, regularly consuming fattening junk food can be addictive for children and lead to  ...


Many packaged and processed foods are marketed for children because they are tasty and easy to eat. However, these foods are high in sugar and fats, and low in nutritional value. It is important to teach your children to eat more balanced, whole foods and avoid junk food. These healthy eating habits will affect their ...


Aug 14, 2017 ... With those stats, it's not so surprising that the obesity rate in children has risen from between 4 percent and 6 percent, depending on age range, in the early 1970s to between 10 percent and 20 percent by 2008. A diet laden with junk food not only affects weight but other facets of a child's life, too.


What about changing the diet of children who have already fallen into the junk food habit? Once children reach age 10 or 12, it is very difficult to change their habits or coerce them into eating healthier foods. Rees suggests calling a family meeting to rationally discuss ways to eliminate most junk foods and substitute more ...


Alena Ozerova/Shutterstock Sometimes it feels like junk food is everywhere: candy bars at the gas station, chips after soccer games, soda-filled vending machines at the rec center. And sometimes I think it would be nice for my kids to live in little bubbles, filled with only healthy food and far away from artificial colors and high ...


Feb 23, 2017 ... Compared to her husband who gives into their children's whining a little more often, she is a strict parent who understands that junk food causes dental and other health problems. But her full-time job as a personal shopper in Washington, D.C., and her husband's job play a big role in making their children's ...


Feb 20, 2017 ... It is truly a challenge to keep away junk food for kids. Read on how junk food affects children & why you should ensure your child stays away from junk food!


May 13, 2013 ... Everyone knows that a diet of fast food can eventually lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes, but here's what that takeaway meal will do to your kids before the sun goes down.


Oct 7, 2016 ... Obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure at unprecedented levels due to spread of fast food and sugary drinks.