Aligarh, July 26: Children like junk food, behind it mothers are not responsible rather blame father’s education and high income.
This is the finding of Nafis Faizi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at the Aligarh Muslim University.
In a research of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad professors, the paper questions the widely held view that mothers are to blame for kids’ junk food.
The authors say that junk food intake decreased with mothers’ education but went up with father’s educational status and income.
While it counters that new-generation mothers have become lazy and its easy to feed two-minute noodles and junk food to children.
Faizi expalined that paternal factors play a big role in adolescents’ health outcomes.