Preschoolers eat mostly in front of TVs

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Cathy Macpherson, public health dietitian, told Elgin St. Thomas Public Health board at its January meeting that three-quarters of local children 3 to 5 years old ate meals in front of the television most of the time, and were already spending more than two hours a day watching a TV or computer screen.

One in 10, was eating fast food more than two days a week as well.

“It’s shocking,” said St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson, board chairman.

“When you’re eating in front of the TV…,” Ms. Macpherson said.

 

Read more in the Jan. 28 print edition or the online e-edition.

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