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ERIC Number: ED540417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-25
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
A Poll about Children and Weight: Crunch Time during the American Work and School Week--3 P.M. to Bed
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Childhood obesity is a major public health challenge today, with complex roots interwoven into nearly every facet of American life. This poll addresses one narrow slice of this web: the challenges that families face during the "crunch time" of the work and school week, between 3 pm and the time children go to bed. Compared to the school day, this may be a time when parents and other adults in the household have more influence over what their children eat and do, but it is also a busy time when many are racing home from work, arranging for their children's extracurricular activities, trying to monitor homework, and getting ready for the next day. To get a detailed view of this critical window of time, this poll assesses a nationally representative sample of children, through the eyes of their parents or other responsible adults in their household who know what they ate, drank and did the day before the poll. This paper contains details of the poll responses presented in table forms and arranged in the following order: (1) Introduction; (2) 3 pm-Dinner; (3) Dinner; (4) After Dinner and Before Child Went to Bed; (5) Assessing the Day; (6) Sleep; (7) Family Events; (8) General Problems; and (9) Demographics. [For "A Poll about Children and Weight: Crunch Time during the American Work and School Week--3 P.M. to Bed. Summary," see ED540416.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; National Public Radio (NPR); Harvard School of Public Health