Monday, December 21, 2009

Kids In Home-Based Day Care Lack Exercise

“Oregon State University researcher Stewart Trost surveyed about 300 home-based child-care providers who looked after children ages 2 to 5. Though 78 percent offered more than an hour a day of active play, 41 percent said children sat for extended periods during the day, and two-thirds said the TV was on most of the day, the study found. Children aged 2 to 5 shouldn't watch more than two hours of TV a day, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Trost, an expert on obesity issues, said that another finding -- that 63 percent of child-car providers restricted active play or exercise as a form of punishment -- was alarming...

1 comment:

Mugundhan said...

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