Over the past few generations, this country has changed dramatically. We’ve engineered physical activity out of our daily lives and, to a large extent, removed it from our schools. Unhealthy foods are being sold in larger portion sizes and at lower prices while it remains difficult for many families to buy healthy, affordable foods and beverages.
In short, we’ve created a culture in which the healthiest choice isn’t always the easiest one, and that culture is having an impact on our kids. To reverse this, we must ensure that the places where our children live, learn, and play make the healthy choice the norm and not the exception.