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Screen Time: It’s Not That Innocent

Here are some of the reasons why we advocate for reducing screen time for children. These articles represent just a small sample of what’s available on this topic.

Negative Health Results from Viewing Some Television Shows

Excerpted from AAP policy statement on Children, Adolescents, and Television

Although there are potential benefits from viewing [click headline to read more…]

Whole Grains

Why Is It Important to Eat Whole Grains?

Studies have shown that eating whole grains instead of refined has been linked to…

a reduced risk of coronary heart disease,

a decreased risk for type 2 diabetes,

a reduced risk of asthma,

improved weight management,

improved digestive health, including the prevention of constipation,

reduced instances [click headline to read more…]

Child Care Settings May Increase Total TV Time for Children

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents limit children’s total entertainment media time to no more than 1 to 2 hours of quality programming per day? Did you know that it also discourages all television viewing for children younger than 2 years?

As a parent, do you know how much [click headline to read more…]