Actually, according to a new report, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, including bullying, Internet safety, stress, car accidents, school violence and depression.
The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan surveyed 2,000 adults, including 1,500 parents of kids up to age 18, to identify the top health problems for kids in the US. Even amidst rising obesity rates in kids, the poll demonstrated that today's parents often have much more complex worries than what goes in their child's bento box.
Here's the list of parents' biggest concerns overall:
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