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CCFC Salutes Michelle Obama’s Efforts to Reduce Children’s Screen Time; First Lady calls for important limits in childcare settings.

Date of Release: 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011
Contact: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
For Immediate Release

CCFC Salutes Michelle Obama’s Efforts to Reduce Children’s Screen Time
First Lady calls for important limits in childcare settings.

The Mind/Body Problem: Why we should all be advocating for limits on children’s screen time

by: 

Susan Linn, Ed.D.

I’m troubled by an apparent split over children’s screen time between the guardians of children’s health and the guardians of their education. The public health community, from the American Academy of Pediatrics to the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, is intensifying efforts to set limits on the amount of time young children spend with screen technology—one to two hours per day for older children and no screen time for babies and toddlers.

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