I think the show is shedding some VERY MUCH NEEDED light on the subject. Childhood obesity and diabetes rates are SKY HIGH we need to be so much more cautious about what we are feeding out children and ourselves. Weight is not genetic.... why then are the children who are overweight have overweight parents? Children learn from watching us and by us taking the easy way out and handing them an unhealthy salty snack we are teaching them to crave salty things as snacks. There are so many options out there that are easy and cheap that are so much healthier. For example; raisins, unsalted trail mix (or making your own), natural granola bars, fruit leathers, berries, fruit, fiber bars, lunch meat, cheese.
Another HUGE problem is potion control and a way to minimize this is if you know there is extra food put it away and in the fridge before you serve dinner, accept the veggies they can eat their fill of those. you don't need to cut out any food groups as a diet just learn how to eat it in the best possible way and the correct amount. We all know about the food pyramid but do we ever use it?
I hope this helps someone and if you have any suggestions or comments feel free to post away!