Adapted from the Nutrition and You! blog on Boston.com.
According to the Economic Research Service, in the late 1970s, American children consumed only one snack, on average, daily. But today, they are gobbling up nearly three snacks totaling about 200 calories daily. Couple this snacking trend with the current sedentary lifestyle of kids and it’s not surprising that more than 30 percent of American children are overweight.