Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies: November 6, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bell, R.A., Cassady, D., Culp, J., & Alcalay, R. (2009). Frequency and types of foods advertised on Saturday morning and weekday afternoon English- and Spanish-language American television programs.J Nutr Educ Behav, 41(6)-406-13. This study investigates  food… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies: October 30, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Aires, L., Andersen, L., Mendonça, D., Martin, C., Silva, G., & Mota, J. (2009). A 3-year longitudinal analysis of changes in fitness, physical activity, fatness and screen time. Acta Paediatr. Available Online Oct 19. This study… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- October 2, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Custers, K. & Van den Bulck, J. (2009).Television viewing, computer game play and book reading during meals are predictors of meal skipping in a cross-sectional sample of 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds. Public Health Nutr., Available Online… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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  Here is a list of recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Examining Identity in Sports Media by Heather L. Hundley and Andrew C. Billings (2009) This book investigates how various identity groups are framed, treated, affected, and shaped by a ubiquitous sports media, including television, magazines, film,… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 4, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Anschutz, D.J., Engels, R.C., Becker, E.S., Van Strien, T. (2009). The effects of TV commercials using less thin models on young women's mood, body image and actual food intake. Body Image, Available Online August 19. This… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- August 14, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Daley, A.J. (2009). Can exergaming contribute to improving physical activity levels and health outcomes in children? Pediatrics, 124 (2), 763-771. This study evaluate the effects of exergaming on physical activity levels and/or other health outcomes in… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies on Children, Media and Health- August 7, 2009.

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Early Childhood Care, 179(6), August 2009 Special Issue: Music in the early years: Research, theory and practice. Jenssen, B.P., Klein, J.D., Salazar,L.F., Daluga, N.A., DiClemente , R.J. (2009). Exposure to tobacco on the internet: Content analysis… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Featured Books

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Here is a list of published and upcoming titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health. Please let us know about any new books you would like to see highlighted in the future! Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture by Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky (eds) (2009)  The authors… Read more »

Can Reading Help Kids Lose Weight?

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We know that reading offers a wide variety of benefits, but is encouraging weight loss one of them? According to a new study by Duke University researchers, the answer might be yes–when you’re reading the right kind of book. Healthy Lifestyles, Duke’s six-month childhood obesity program, gave 31 of its 81 participants a book called… Read more »

To Regulate or to Self-Police?

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Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission published a new report on food marketing to children and adolescents. According to the FTC website, "the report calls for all food companies ‘to adopt and adhere to meaningful, nutrition-based standards for marketing their products to children under 12.’ " Meanwhile, the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, a coalition… Read more »