Fast food restaurants have learned to target the taste buds of people in order to capatilize on their ignornace of healthy eating. These days, parents would rather take their children to McDonald's after school than giving them a proper home cooked meal.
According to Standard, "A typical fast food meal contains nearly 60 percent of recommended daily calories, half of salt and saturated fat and no portions of fruit or vegetables (Evening Standard, Crerar)." Allowing your child to consume fast food as a part of their daily nutritional value, is detrimental to their health. Essentially, you are giving your child a chance at health issues and obesity later in life. Excersise and proper nutrition is immensely important to one's health. Therefore, its importance needs to be taught at home.
In "The Walkable City" Jeff Davenhall states, making cities more "walkable" will lower the wieght of its citizens. Though this is true, making a city more walkable does not get rid of human nature. If someone is accustomed to driving, they are not going to change their lifestyle because the government is telling them to.
Same way, children are not going to change their eating habits because a doctor said it. Children like to learn from people they love and trust. Therefore, a mother's guidance holds more wieght than any government and healthcare official. Lifestyles are taught at home !
Crerar, Pippa. "One in Five London Primary School Leavers 'very Overweight'." Evening Standard. N.p., 04 Aug. 2015. Web. 12 Apr. 2017.
TEDtalk “The Walkable City” by Jeff Speck