It’s easy to point the finger at fast food as the cause of the recent rise in childhood obesity rates. Yet a new study finds that eating fast food is only a byproduct of the real cause. Children are eating poorly all day long, following habits that originate in the home. The poor eating habits include low amounts of fruit and vegetables, as well as high amounts of sugary drinks and processed foods. These choices aren’t just limited to the home, they also show up in school meals. Seeing that the problem originates in the home, it’s important to develop strategies that address this.