Cutting out TV may improve kids’ snacking habits: study

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Cutting out TV may improve kids’ snacking habits: study

TV-watching: a hands-free activity that lends itself to mindless snackingA new study adds to the body of research linking TV-watching to increased consumption of junk food, finding that TV may have more of a negative effect on snacking than other screen time, such as playing video games. One suspected culprit: tempting commercials for unhealthy snacks. The study, presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session, examined 1,003 middle school-aged kids from 24 middle schools in Southeast Michigan communities participating in Project Healthy Schools. Questionnaires asked about type and frequency of screen time among other lifestyle habits, such as snacking and food and beverage choices.

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