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Is it okay to let my child eat in front of the TV?

Don’t eat in front of the TV. It’s bad for everyone because it’s so easy to zone out in front of the tube (or a computer screen) and mindlessly overeat. A recent study found that for every hour of TV watched, an average of 167 extra calories were consumed -- mostly junk food.[MS1] 

From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents

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What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do! "Moms and dads need expert guidelines, especially when it comes to their kids' health. This book reveals the inside strategies I use myself-I'm a parent,...

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