Television's influence on children's diet and physical activity.

  title={Television's influence on children's diet and physical activity.},
  author={Howard L Taras and James F. Sallis and Thomas L Patterson and Philip R. Nader and Jennifer A Nelson},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  volume={10 4},
Understanding the impact of TV on children's diet and physical activity is important for developing strategies to prevent obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Determining parents' perceptions of television's influence on children's dietary intake and physical activity may provide useful information on this important topic. A questionnaire was developed to assess viewing habits and child requests for food and sport items advertised on TV. It was administered to 66 mothers of children, ages 3-8… CONTINUE READING