In this month’s Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Miller et al found a correlation between television viewing and attention problems in preschool children, replicating the findings of a recent highly publicized study. They state that the findings do not provide evidence for whether heavy television use is a cause or result of ADHD.
In a unique obesity-prevention study using hip-hop music to motivate children to engage in physical activity, Fitzgibbon et al found that the program was unsuccessful with the preschool Latino population they worked with. However, in previous studies with a predominantly black population, the same program was successful in reducing BMI. The authors have written more about this program in papers from 2002, 2003, and 2005.