Read the full article at The New York TImes: See Your Children Leading Healthy Lives? Research Suggests Parents Should Look Harder. - The New York Times
Those children who move less than we think they do may also weigh and eat more. The majority of parents of overweight children ages 2 to 5 think their childrens weight is just right, and even a third ofparents of overweight or obese adolescents continue to be blind to their childs place on the growth charts. We underestimate the calories in the fast-food meals we buy for our children, we tell ourselves our children arent eating foods that commonly lead to unhealthy weight gain while feeding them after-school snacks of chips, ice cream and cookies. And while were at it, wereunderestimating their screen time.