Study finds watching too much television as a toddler makes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/3/10

Study finds watching too much television as a toddler makes for bad grades in the future

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Figuring out why a fourth grader is having trouble in school may stem back to how much time they spent in front of the TV as a toddler. 

Researchers from the University of Montreal followed the television viewing habits of nearly 1,300 children and compared that to their grades in school later and their health history. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents limit their TV viewing for kids to no more than two hours a day.  This study found each hour after that equated to a nearly 10% decrease in physical activity and increase in poor school performance.

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