Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nutrition and exercise in family care

Another study, this time in Oregon, shows the TV is on most of the time in family home child care, and kids spend far too little time in active play, about 7 minutes per hour on average. More than half restricted active play as a punishment. (That's a cool idea; a preschooler is misbehaving, so you force them to sit still rather than having them run around the yard and blow it off. It's worked so well in the past.)

The food they serve is getting better, less fried food and fewer serving chips or sweets, but whole milk is usual, and half serve "fruit juice" every day, which fulfills their weekly sugar requirement.

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