Early Bedtime for Preschoolers

A new study suggests that putting preschoolers to bed early may help prevent the risk for adolescent obesity. The risk for adolescent obesity was cut in half when children went to bed before 8:00 PM compared to those who stayed up past 9:00 PM. It is estimated that 25% of U.S. preschoolers go to bed…

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Sugary Beverages and Preschoolers

Preschoolers who drink one or more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were found to be at higher risk for obesity. At ages 2, 4, and 5 years old, the youngsters who drank one or more SSB every day tended to have obese or overweight mothers compared to those who drank less than one serving per day. The 4 and…

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TV Before Bedtime Impacts Kids’ Sleep

Preschoolers who watch television, play with computers or play video games after 7:00 PM report more sleep issues such as repeated awakenings, nightmares and daytime tiredness. Watching violent content at any time was also associated with sleep problems. Having a TV in the child's room increased viewing of violent content. Nonviolent daytime viewing did not increase…

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