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December 2, 2011 • Kids Health

News Headiness for Kid's Health

  • In 2009, 86 percent of all TV adds for foods and beverages targeted at children 11 years and younger were for unhealthy foods. Fast foods were the most frequently featured foods. (Protect your child’s health by limiting TV.) (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, August 1, 2011
  • A review of 53 studies looking at sedentary activity and diet quality in children found a clear and consistent link between time spent watching TV and poor diets. (No surprise here – food advertising WORKS!)(American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2011;41 (2))
  • In a study presented at a recent American Dietetics Association meeting, researchers revealed that simply placing fruit in a visible, colorful bowl at the school lunch counter boosted it sales by 104 percent. (You can do this at home too!)


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