Children haven't been spared either. They inherit their bad eating habits from their parents. Take a look at the Centers for Disease Control map on obesity rates among high school children.
The map mimics the adult population very closely. States with the highest incidence of obesity for adults, also have high rates of obesity in their children, with few exceptions.
It's time to adopt a diet and lifestyle changes that can be passed on from generation to generation. This is something good you can give your children.