Wednesday, May 5, 2010

TV makes kids fat and dumb

This study says heavy exposure to TV at 2 years old has a raft of bad consequences at age 10:

  • decrease in classroom engagement
  • worse math scores
  • increased victimization by other kids
  • less physical activity
  • more junk food
  • fatter
The answer is for parents not to watch TV for hours at a time with their toddler in the room. I'm about as optimistic about that as I am about eliminating poverty.

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