Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health covering  a range of  topics:

  • Examination of home environmental factors in association with screen-viewing in Europe.
  • Use of cartoons in food advertisement for children in Australia.
  • The examination of Dance Dance Revolution, a video game to promote physical activity.
  • The affects of adolescents’ exposure to sexually explicit internet materials.
  • The development of a public health policy in Sydney to reduced commercial promotion of foods and beverages to children.

Jago, R. et al. (2008). Screen-viewing and the home TV environment: The European youth heart study.Prev Med. Online Aug 3.

Jochen, Peter &  Valkenburg, P. (2008). Adolescents’ exposure to sexually explicit Internet material, sexual uncertainty, and attitudes toward uncommitted sexual exploration: Is there a link? Communication Research, 35(5): 579-60.

Kelly, B. et al.
(2008) Persuasive food marketing to children: Use of cartoons and
competitions in Australian commercial television advertisements. Health
Promot Int.,
Online Aug 28.

Maloney, Ann et al. (2008). A pilot of a video Game (DDR) to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary screen time. Obesity, 16: 2074-2080.

Mellecker, Robin & McManus, A. (2008)
Energy expenditure and cardiovascular responses to seated and active gaming in children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med., 162(9):886-891.

Swinburn, B. et al. (2008).The ‘Sydney Principles’ for reducing the commercial promotion of foods and beverages to children. Public Health Nutr., 11(9):881-6.

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