This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but….when a group of researchers recently reviewed 12 studies in which the relationship between television viewing and diet was assessed in children between the ages of 2 and 6….”all but one study reported significant relationship between television viewing time and adverse dietary outcomes“.
- More tv viewing = less fruit & vegetable consumption
- More tv viewing = increased caloric consumption
And as if this wasn’t bad enough…the researchers concluded that these “adverse dietary outcomes occurred with as little as 1 hour of daily television exposure“.
- The message to parents?
- Stop plunking your three year old down in front of the tv.
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