Many parents struggle with keeping their kids' snacking under control. A new study out this month finds kids snack three times a day on average, getting nearly one-third of their calories from salty or sweet treats.
Dieticians suggest some tips for turning things around. First, don't let your child snack out of habit. Make sure they are actually hungry.
Second, set a good example. As a parent, you can't eat donuts while trying to convince your kids to try a carrot.
And finally, stock piling the kitchen with bad snacks is a bad idea. Eliminate the temptation by bringing home more healthy choices.
ABC's Juju Chang set up a secret camera at one family's home to find out just how real this problem is; click on the camera icon to watch what happened.