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Television viewing associated with adverse dietary outcomes in children ages 2-6.

Department Of Nutrition. The University Of North Carolina At chapel Hill,NC,.USA.

       It is the relationship between television viewing and diet in children ages 2 to 6. the relationship between television time viewing time and adverse dietary out comes. parents reported that television viewing time was used to assay child television viewing in all studies.food frequency survey was the most frequent method of dietary assessment, and parent served as proxies for children in all studies. lower fruits or vegetables intake was the most frequently reported dietary outcomes, followed by increased energy intake with increased television viewing. 

This study points to a significant association between TV viewing and obesity-related dietary behaviors in young children. adverse dietary outcomes were associated with as little as 1 hr of TV viewing per day, which evidence that the guidelines for TV use in young children should be strengthened.