I agree with that for a portion of children. Food availability is much better now than it was when I was a kid. You can walk into the supermarket and you see the most amazing array of fruits and veggies, when I was growing up in the 70's, it just wasn't like that. Our local greengrocer had the staples. Potatoes, carrots, broccoli, iceberg lettuce, one variety of tomato, apples, bananas, oranges. Then every now and then something "amazing" and "seasonal" would come in and everyone would wow. Or you would go to a friend's house whose parents were European migrants and they had something "exotic" growing in their gardens like zucchini or eggplant.akmom said:But I think today's children eat much healthier, with more vegetables, whole grains and lower-sodium meals in general. People are just more aware of these things than they were when my generation grew up. So... it really is a mystery that *my* generation grew up with mostly healthy weight, and our healthier-fed children are heavy! Well, my own children are not, but they are too young for me to write off the possibility yet.