I pick my kids up from school and in the car my typically quiet son informs me that eating too much ice cream makes you fat. I couldn't believe what I was hearing so I started to ask some questions. I discovered that this was his takeaway from a nutrition lesson at school.
I feel there's an unspoken sentiment that parents should avoid conversations about weight with their children. I beg to differ. In fact, I think parents take a big risk when they avoid this sticky issue.