ERIC Number: EJ827348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Too Much Tube Time? Television Viewing and Childhood Obesity
Cardinal, Tiffany M.; Lumeng, Julie C.
Zero to Three, v28 n1 p31-36 Sep 2007
The rates of overweight in infancy and childhood are rapidly growing. One contributor to the rising tide of childhood obesity, and a target included in many obesity prevention and intervention programs, is television (TV) use. This article examines the amount of media to which young children are exposed, and considers the evidence for the relationship between media exposure and the development of overweight in young children. The authors discuss the potential mechanisms by which TV viewing may contribute to obesity risk, and challenge some common notions.
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Obesity, Intervention, Young Children, Prevention, Health Promotion, Child Health, Risk, Correlation, Misconceptions
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