And lo, the mother dissolved the ban on snack chips and brought into the household a bag of pretzels and there was much rejoicing among the children. For the pretzels fill the stomach and leave no space for nutrition and this made the children glad. But, still I speak into thine ears and proclaim that if thine pretzels are consumed in lieu of actual food, they shall be the last bag in this abode for ages and ages. So sayeth the mother. Amen.