A screen test for parents

A screen test for parents
Too much time in front of the TV or console can put a child on the fast track to obesity

Almost a quarter of seven-year-olds and eight-year-olds whose mothers had not educationally progressed beyond the Junior Certificate were looking at screens for more than three hours on any weekday

Not only are poor food choices plaguing our population, particularly many of a lower socioeconomic background, but The Growing Up in Ireland report by the ESRI and Trinity College has pinpointed another potential danger.

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