The best part of this story about the drastic increase in the average American child’s diet as a consequence of snacking (168 more calories per child a day than kids thirty years ago) is the disclaimer at the end:
“The surveys depended on parents’ or older children’s recall of what they had eaten, so there could be inaccuracies.”
Ya think? Like when I discovered an empty Wheat Thin box in the basement yesterday, looking like it had been mauled by a pack of lions? Lucky for us (actually, it’s good parenting on Wife’s part), the boys are big on apples and cheese sticks, and they mostly get water to drink, sometimes juice, on rare occasions root bear or lemonade.
That we know of. For all I know, they’re out there killing wild animals and roasting them at their tree fort. Which is still, admittedly, better than a bag of Doritos.