By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: 

Fast food seems to be a mainstay of our western diet.  We are so busy that we grab cheap food on-the-go.  Marketing makes the food enticing for adults and children by referring to them as “happy meals”.  As a parent, I have even found myself “rewarding” my child with a hamburger and fries for a job well done or as a “treat”.  Are we teaching our children that junk food is a reward?  Unfortunately, all we have done is compromise... read more