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Childhood Obesity: The Role of TV and Other Screen Media

May 13, 2014 | Blog | Permalink

TV and other screen media have been strongly linked to the alarming growth of childhood obesity currently reaching epidemic proportions. Obese children commonly suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, respiratory and orthopedic problems, sleep difficulty and depression. Moreover, 80% of adolescents who are overweight will be obese adults (www.kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/the-role-of-media-in-childhood-obesity.pdf). TV Plays a Major Role   […]

How Does TV Affect Families with Young Children?

March 10, 2014 | Blog | Permalink

Children watch TV and other screen media today more than ever before. Why? What role does it play in their lives and in their family life? TV Watching Among Young Children On an average day, 88% of 2 to 3 year olds spend time on screen media (30% spend 1 to 2 hours a day, […]