”Fast Food Not the Major Cause of Rising Childhood Obesity Rates, Study Finds”
”The study's researchers found that children's consumption of fast food is
only a small part of a much more pervasive dietary pattern that is fostered at
an early age by children's parents and caregivers. The pattern includes few
fruits and vegetables, relying instead on high amounts of processed food and
sugar-sweetened beverages. These food choices also are reinforced in the meals
students are offered at school.