Mom has plenty on her plate these days, including the high-ranking job as
senior manager of her children's nutrition.
In most families, "mom buys the food that's in the house. Mom puts food
on the table. Mom has the pivotal role in what the kids eat," says Marilyn
Tanner-Blasier, RD, LD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic
Dads influence their child's nutrition, too, and it's not just what's
cooking in the kitchen. Both parents set the pattern for the family's