Are You Setting Your Kids Up to Be Couch Potatoes?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: If you're a couch potato, you might be setting your kid up to be one too.
Air Date: 7/17/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Amy Bleakley, PhD, MPH
AmyBleakleyDr. Amy Bleakley, PhD, MPH, is a senior research scientist in the Health Communication group at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on investigating media effects on health risk behaviors and using theory to create evidence-based health interventions. Dr. Bleakley focuses on youth-related health issues, with specific content areas include sexual behavior, tobacco use, STD/HIV prevention, and obesity-related behaviors, as well as media use and exposure.
Are You Setting Your Kids Up to Be Couch Potatoes?
Are you a parent that watches a lot of TV?

If so, then you might be setting your children up to be couch potatoes.

According to a study in the August 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the amount of time children and teens spend watching television may have more to do with their parents' TV habits than with family media rules or the location of TVs within the home.

If there's even a chance you are setting a bad example by planting yourself on the couch, you might want to re-think your tube time. Special guest, Dr. Amy Bleakley, shares tips and tricks for making sure your kids are happy and healthy.


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