Turning Off the TV to Eat Right

by Host: Rae Pica | Body Mind and Child Radio | March 19, 2008

63% of homes have the television on during meals. In this podcast, Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, speaks with host Rae Pica about how the presence of
television during eating changes eating habits.

“When the TV is on during meals…kids eat less fruits and vegetables, they tend to eat more in quantity and more in calories, they
tend to consume foods of denser calories, and they don’t know when to stop eating.”

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Boston Ban on Violent Video Games?

by Christopher Loh | BostonNow | March 18, 2008

The City of Boston is considering a measure to limit the sale of violent video games to minors. Many other states have
attempted this same legal action and have always been denied based on the Constitutional conflicts.

Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, was interviewed for a story
and podcast on this topic. “I think that this legislation is trying to do the right thing, but I’m not convinced that legislating and restricting it will be effective.” For Rich, education about the effect of violent video games on young children is the key to limiting sales and ultimately violence prevention.

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Boston Mayor Wants Violent Video Game Ban

by Channel 5 News | WCVB Channel 5 | March 17, 2008

Boston is considering establishing a law to limit the sale of violent video games to minors.

Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, comments that “Violent video games basically teach and reward kids for hurting and killing others. At a time when Boston’s youth violence is going up, there’s good reason….to want to have some control.”

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