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J Pediatr Nurs. 2000 Oct;15(5):272-81.

Examining television as an influence on children's health behaviors.

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School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA. chrisk@itsa.ucsf.edu

Abstract

This article is a review of select empirical research studies examining television as an influence on children's health behaviors. The reader is first provided with an overview of the research on the role of television in children's lives. This is followed by an in-depth presentation of the research related to television content and its effect on risk-taking and the role of television commercials and their influence on nutrition and dietary behaviors.

PMID:
11077764
DOI:
10.1053/jpdn.2000.8676
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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