by Jeremy Manier and Bonnie Miller Rubin | Chicago Tribune | May 8, 2007

A new study shows that one fifth of children under age 2 have TV sets in their bedrooms. “In addition to the youngest group, 43% of 3- to 4-year-olds have TVs in their rooms, potentially setting up an unhealthy habit, the authors wrote.”

“Previous studies have found that bedroom TVs are linked with childhood obesity, inactivity and low scores on reading and math tests.”

“If they’re spending an hour in front of the TV, that’s an hour that they’re not playing with blocks or playing with Mom,”
said Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH.


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