Video in Kids Rooms Linked To Poorer Health Outcomes

A recent study confirmed the commonly held belief that the presence of television and video games in a child’s room is linked to poorer health outcomes such as obesity, addiction, and insufficient sleep.  At Premier, we counsel parents on strategies to integrate video into a balanced healthy lifestyle.  In addition to keeping video out of a child’s bedroom, we also suggest that parents turn off all video and phones during meals.  A meal should be a social time and we want a child to take this time to engage in conversation with  family and friends.