There are many studies about the ways in which we mindlessly overeat. Consider this well known fact: we are more likely to eat mindlessly, and to overeat, while watching TV. There are a lot of ways to use that information. One could watch less TV, always separate eating and TV, or consider putting a bowl of steamed broccoli in your lap while watching TV. The experts would certainly favor the separation of TV and food, but I confess to using the TV as a way to promote the consumption of vegetables for an afternoon snack. We have a screen time limit for our children, but when they do watch TV, I take advantage of that almost magnetic pull between the hand and mouth. Try putting some colorful, healthy produce in a bowl in front of your kids and see if they will devour it during a 30 minute viewing of “Word Girl”. Mine sure will!
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