A recent study concerning child obesity will be published in the March issue of Pediatrics. While cause and effect is unclear, the study confirmed a correlation between obesity and amount of time spent watching TV, sleeping and having family dinners.
“Four-year-olds who regularly ate dinner with the family, got enough sleep and watched less than two hours of TV a day were 40 percent less likely to be obese,” said the study’s lead author, Sarah Anderson, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health at Ohio State University in Columbus.
Concerned about child obesity in her country, first lady Michelle Obama introduced her “Let’s Move” campaign. The initiatives four goals include: healthy choices, healthier schools, physical activity, and accessible and affordable healthy food. Read more here.