Is this really any surprise? Kids learn by example, which, scientists have learned, starts in utero.
From the BBC:
A mother's diet during pregnancy can alter the DNA of her child and increase the risk of obesity, according to researchers.
The study, to be published in the journal Diabetes, showed that eating low levels of carbohydrate changed bits of DNA.
It then showed children with these changes were fatter.
Read the entire article, by James Gallagher, here.