Return to normalcy , a return to the way of life before World War I , was United States presidential candidate Warren G. Harding 's campaign promise in the election of 1920 . Although detractors believed that the word was a neologism as well as a malapropism , coined by Harding (as opposed to the more accepted term normality ), there was contemporaneous discussion and evidence found that normalcy had been listed in dictionaries as far back as 1857.   Harding's promise was to return the United States prewar mentality, without the thought of war tainting the minds of the American people. To sum up his points, he stated:
Often, a child whose parents are overweight or obese will also be overweight or obese. Although this is often caused by shared unhealthy eating habits in the household, it has been suggested that there may be a genetic (inherited) predisposition towards being, although this is as yet unproven and research is ongoing. Many children become slightly overweight because of their body's growth pattern. Some pediatricians may still classify this as childhood obesity. Recent studies have shown that while there is evidence of in vitro influences on food choice, perhaps the largest influence can occur during the toddler years. Indeed, recent studies have shown that parents influence an estimated 72% of what and how much their children eat on a daily basis.