I’ve watched the first 15 minutes or so of the British documentary “Fast Food Babies,” and it’s rather emotional. These families — who many people no doubt will judge harshly — could be my family. When my boys were little, fast food, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and breakfast cereal were common meals.


It took a lot of self-education and difficult habit changes to get us where we are today with what we eat. I’m fortunate that I’m educated and that I had the time and financial means to make the changes. Now that my oldest is approaching his teen-age years, there’s a whole new fight as he starts earning his own money and wanting to make his own food choices.



We’re going on a long road trip soon, and I plan to watch the remainder of “Fast Food Babies” in the car. If the rest of it is as riveting as the first part, it’s going to be interesting and educational. Hopefully, I’ll pick up a few tips on dealing with my teenager from the video.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

'Fast Food Babies' deals with our littlest junk food addicts
A British documentary that's available for online viewing follows 3 families who let their young children become addicted to fast food.