There's plenty of room to share the blame when it comes to obesity in children. Parents are primarily at fault, since they control what foods are bought and prepared in the house. Additionally, parents should closely monitor their children's food intake, whether it is in the home or elsewhere. Parents are also responsible for overseeing their children's physical activities, and too many children spend their free hours in front of the TV or computer instead of getting exercise outdoors. School lunches are not nutritionally helpful, but parents have the option of sending their own prepared foods with their children to school if they so choose.