Parents may want to limit electronic media at mealtime

February 5, 2014

Parents who let their teens use electronic devices or watch TV during family meals tend to serve less nutritious food and have poorer family communication, a new study suggests. Experts have suggested turning the TV off at mealtime for years. But with the advent of cell phones and other handheld devices, kids can bring all kinds […]

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How ‘crunch time’ between school and sleep shapes kids’ health

February 27, 2013

How ‘crunch time’ between school and sleep shapes kids’ health Feb. 25, 2013, NPR [Shots Blog] It’s an important question for American families and the nation as a whole: Why do so many kids weigh too much? There are recent hints the epidemic may be abating slightly. Still, one in every three American kids is overweight or obese. […]

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