National WIC Association

Television viewing and television in bedroom associated with overweight risk among low-income preschool children

Dennison BA, et al. Television viewing and television in bedroom associated with overweight risk among low-income preschool children. Pediatrics. Jun 2002;109(6):1028-1035.

The authors evaluated the television and video viewing habits of low-income preschool children and their relationship to a child’s weight status. Researchers found that TV viewing was associated with overweight in preschool children. The presence of a TV in the child’s bedroom was even more strongly associated with an increased risk of being overweight.  

Categories: Obesity Prevention