My cub went to private school until 10th grade, but if I had little ones now, I would homeschool.
Diet sodas have more unnatural stuff in them than a lab that produces insecticides, too-take a look at the label- that stuff can’t be good for human consumption. I grew up in a family totally into all things fresh, drug free and natural and passed it on. Being overweight, or other health problems has never been an issue, either unless someone changed eating habits, or let themselves get talked into prescription or other drugs after they left home.
Aspartame should have never been used in beverages. I get headaches from it. Can’t chew gum with it in either. They are putting a lot of crap in our foods.