Stressed out? That could lead to an unhealthy diet for your entire family. A new study from the U of M concludes that “working parents who report having a high work-life stress load tend to provide a less healthful food environment for their teenage children.” And moms have the biggest influence on family eating habits, reports MPR.
Moms, don’t get upset just yet. The researchers aren’t trying to throw you under the bus for buying your kids a Happy Meal. “We need to find ways to alleviate the stress on families rather than put all this burden on moms,” says the study’s lead author, Katherine Bauer. Yes to that!