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Families Eat Lots of Junk Food

Junk Food Junkies: Find Out How Much Families Eat!

Everyone wants to be part of the Food Revolution until they get to the grocery store! When parents have their kids in tow (and even when mom doesn't), choosing healthy options can be tough. We asked our readers to open their cupboards and let us know what types of treats and sweets they have in the house. Here's what they had to say!

  • Nothing calms a sugar craving like a bite of chocolate, a lick of a lollipop, or a scoop of ice cream. From cupcakes to cookies, sweet snacks are not uncommon in a family home. In fact, 80 percent of moms said they had a stash.
  • There are plenty of parents and kids that like to sip on a soda pop. Some moms claim the caffeine gives them a kick start and others just can't say no to their sugar beverage loving kiddos. Twenty-four percent of moms keep soda in the fridge.
  • Processed food can be bought in bulk and stored for long periods of time, which makes it attractive to some moms and dads. The non-perishables also may be a good deal cheaper than fresh alternatives. Forty-four percent of moms purchase processed goods.
  • Kids love eye candy, but should they eat it? Nothing catches a youngster's attention like a heaping stack of rainbow hotcakes! Forty-five percent of moms see no harm in buying or preparing dyed foods.
  • Parents want the best for their kids, but are lax about their own eating habits. Forty percent of moms sneak junk food they don't allow their children to eat.
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