Ch. 11 Will Screen Time Make My Children Fat? Sandra Farrell
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This slide show explains the how TV has influence on your child's weight

This slide show explains the how TV has influence on your child's weight

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  • 1. Will Screen Time MakeMy Children Fat?
  • 2. Facts about obesity● Obesity among children has become an epidemic● Almost 19% of kids between 6-11 are considered obese● Children who are overweight at the age of two are more likely to be overweight through childhood and even adulthood
  • 3. Whats to blame?● Fast food restaurants● Processed food● Oversized portions● Poor sleeping habits● Less outdoor activities● Too much TV or video games
  • 4. AdvertisementAdvertisement and commercials seem tohave a great affect on children startingat a young age. Children can startrecognizing brand logos at the age of 3.Although TV itself cannot make a childfat, research shows that what childrenwatch (ads for unhealthy food) and wherethey watch it (in their room or at thedinner table) can great influence a childseating habits negatively.
  • 5. How can we fix it?● Childrens brand such as Disney are starting to associate their characters with healthier choices● When watching tv, have younger children watch networks that dont advertise, PBS and Noggin● Most importantly children need more physical activities