Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559058
Title:
Children’s television and nutrition
Authors:
Scully, Paul; Macken, Alan; Leddin, Des; Dunne, Colum; Cullen, Walter; O Gorman, Clodagh
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559058
Abstract:
The prevalence of overweight children, and hours of television viewed are positively correlated 1,2 . Causality may include greater periods of inactivity and exposure to food advertising and product placement while watching television. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of 2 hours of non-educational television viewing per day for children over 2 years 3 . However, recent evidence suggests that children aged 6-11 years watch 24.5 hours of television weekly 4 . A healthy and balanced diet provides the recommended amounts of nutrients and other food components to promote normal growth and development, reduce chronic disease risk, and foster appropriate energy balance and a healthy weight trajectory. But the current eating regimes of children and adolescents differ markedly from recommended patterns and increase their risks of obesity and poor health 5 . Obesity is associated with increased risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, lower life expectancy and poor quality of life scores
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILDREN; NUTRITION
Local subject classification:
OBESITY; TELEVISION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorScully, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorMacken, Alanen
dc.contributor.authorLeddin, Desen
dc.contributor.authorDunne, Columen
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Walteren
dc.contributor.authorO Gorman, Clodaghen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T14:52:34Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T14:52:34Zen
dc.date.issued2014-02en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559058en
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of overweight children, and hours of television viewed are positively correlated 1,2 . Causality may include greater periods of inactivity and exposure to food advertising and product placement while watching television. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of 2 hours of non-educational television viewing per day for children over 2 years 3 . However, recent evidence suggests that children aged 6-11 years watch 24.5 hours of television weekly 4 . A healthy and balanced diet provides the recommended amounts of nutrients and other food components to promote normal growth and development, reduce chronic disease risk, and foster appropriate energy balance and a healthy weight trajectory. But the current eating regimes of children and adolescents differ markedly from recommended patterns and increase their risks of obesity and poor health 5 . Obesity is associated with increased risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, lower life expectancy and poor quality of life scoresen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectCHILDRENen
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen
dc.subject.otherOBESITYen
dc.subject.otherTELEVISIONen
dc.titleChildren’s television and nutritionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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