(NY Times Well Blog) Watching TV Linked to Poor Diet in Students

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A national survey of more than 12,000 students in grades 5 to 10 has found that television viewing is associated not only with unhealthy snacking while watching, but also with unhealthy eating at all times.

Researchers asked the children how much TV they watched; how often they snacked while watching; how often they ate fruits, vegetables and candy and drank soda; and how often they skipped breakfast.

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchChildrenDieting/Food/NutritionMovies & Television

Posted May 15, 2012 at 4:41 am

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1. St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse wrote:

And most people parenting with the guidance of Dr. Sears have neither of these issues. If anything, diet and TV are both “garbage in - garbage out” that can be influenced by parents.

May 15, 10:59 am | [comment link]

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