Make it Fast
Because we are very busy and very distracted, we seek convenience and there are lots of people eager to sell it to us. Convenience foods are available in the drive-thru, taste good to kids, and do not cost a lot. Some kids eat more meals in the back of the SUV than at the dinner table. Even when we do eat at home, we rely on microwaves and instant products with lots of empty calories—as long as it’s fast and easy.