A recent survey revealed that parents rate health and safety as number one concern when it comes to raising their child. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC) annually study relevant information regarding the health state of U.S. children and adolescents. Their latest figures presented alarming results: over 20 percent of 12- to 19-year-old adolescents in the U.S. suffer from obesity. In order to fight against overweight, health and nutrition experts recommend a balanced diet and exercise on a regular basis.
In addition to the health status, the CDC tracks the food and beverage intake within the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The national representative survey sample is polled, among other information, about daily dietary habits including, for example, food energy intake or protein intake.