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When kids watch a lot of TV, parents may end up more stressed

Science Daily 
The more TV kids watch, the more ads they see and the more likely they are to ask for things on shopping trips. That may contribute to parents’ overall stress levels, researchers found. Read the article

Media literacy can improve child nutrition, family relationships

Washington State University Insider

A new study shows that building critical media skills as a family can have a positive impact on kids’ nutrition without restricting their access to TV and computers. The study, published in the journal Childhood Obesity, found that an education program that had parents and kids learn media literacy skills together not only helped children eat more fruits and vegetables but also improved communication between parents and their kids. Read more here

 

Children consume products with added sugar too early and too often, a new study finds

CTV News

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States found added sugars in the daily diets of 61 per cent of babies (aged six to eleven months) and 98 per cent of toddlers (aged 12 to 23 months), according to a new study published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read the article here

Stressed Parents Make Unhealthy Food Choices for Children

The Swaddle
Stressed-out people make bad food decisions, eating higher-calorie foods and eating more often. Stressed-out parents may be making those unhealthy choices for the children who depend on their judgment, new research finds. Read more
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Mum’s clever campaign to stop food packaging lies

News.com.au

A mum in Australia has started a petition to introduce plain-language packaging that, at a glance, tells you exactly what you’re buying, modelled on plain packaging for cigarettes which was introduced in Australia in 2012. Read full article here