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Turn off Those Phones and the TV

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A study from the Centre for Child and Family Health Promotion Research at the University of Minnesota suggests that using media devices (like smart phones, computers and the TV) during dinner leads to poorer communication, and interestingly, poorer nutrition.

Parents who reported frequent media use at the table also were less likely to serve fresh vegetables and fruits, and more likely to offer sugar-sweetened beverages.

So turn off those electronic devices during the family dinner!

For more on the study, click here.

 

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