QUICKLINKS AND VIEW OPITONS
Television watching among children: 1/3 watch one hour per day, 1/3 1-3 hrs, 1/6 3-5 hrs, 1/6 5+ hrs
Tuesday, November 02, 2004 6:55 am Email this article
One-third of children (36 percent) watch one hour of television or less per day according to the Institute of Medicine's report on Childhood Obesity (2004, p. 42). Another one-third (31 percent) watch 1-3 hours per day. One-sixth (16 percent) watch 3-5 hours per day, and another one-sixth (17 percent) watch more than 5 hours per day. Read The Report For Free On-line
You can purchase a copy of this report or read it for free a page a time on-line.
Preventing childhood obesity: Health in the balance. Institute of Medicine. 2004 Sep 30, 482 pages.
Institute of Medicine
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Articles on the same subject can be found here:
On Nov 04, 2004 at 10:51 am DrJ wrote:
. . . . .
I increasingly find the amount of TV watched by young children to be alarming. Unfortunaltely, there appears to be no end in sight, and society apperas to have come to place of accepting as normal placing children in front of a television on a daily basis. Some days I find it hard to see how we will ever stop this downward spiral of our national health if we can't get people moving and eating better food. In my own practice, when patients tell me thay lack time to exercise, the first thing I have them do is record in a jurnal the exact hours they spend watching TV. I then ask them to identify how much of that time was spent watching things they had no interest in at all. Usually it is more than half. Our habits in this country are really going to be out ultimate death if we are not careful.
Jacqueline Jacques, ND
On Nov 04, 2004 at 12:33 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:
. . . . .
In a related matter... studies have found that even though people believe that their lives are more stressful than ever, they actually have more leisure time than ever before.
I wish I knew what the answer was to getting people to eat better and exercise more.
Please feel free to share your comments about this article.
© Copyright 2003-2017 - Larry Hobbs - All Rights Reserved.