Thursday, August 6, 2020

Meals prepared outside of home contribute to childhood obesity


There is probably little surprise here but researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill are saying that food prepared outside of the home is a significant contributing factor in childhood obesity.  For many of us, we can easily see this when we consider fast food and its easy accessibility.  However, what might surprise some would be the following — researchers say that store-bought prepared food is a culprit, also.

The biggest reason behind this is that there is no real measurement of caloric intake.

With the faster pace of family life, a lot of us (myself included) will pull into a drive-through to grab our kids a burger or chicken nuggets and not even ask ourselves what calories might be in them.  It appears however that it’s time to get the old pots and pans clangin’ again and get back to fixing more home-cooked, health-conscious meals.

JP Smith
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