As long as I have started a tangent, I'll add the behavior of kids and their parents. I am in a remote outpost of the world, but I read. I would never feed a toddler candy and be cautious with older kids.
On my way to Ohio, a woman was feeding her two toddlers Skittles and while visibly pregnant, wolfing then down herself.
I have house guests who call this a First World problem. It's something education seems not be be impacting in the least. Here in the Third World, sugar is subsidized and parents give it freely, too, because obesity is considered a sign of prosperity. And the road to early Type 2 diabetes.