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Activity Tips for November

On your marks, get set, go . . . Race your children to the car instead of walking!

Issue Brief: The Role of Media in Childhood Obesity.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, February 2004.
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Parents Play Important Role in How Much Kids Eat:
A study from researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, found that children tend to eat more if they're served more, instead of relying on internal cues to regulate their calorie intake.

Screen In: How Excessive Screen Time Promotes Obesity.
A literature review by the TV Turnoff Network, 2004.
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Study: Watching TV can lead kids to obesity. (September 30, 2005).
Chicago Sun Times:

TV confuses children about which foods are healthy, new study finds (June 6, 2005), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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