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

Jennings, N.A., Hooker, S.D. & Linebarger, D.L. (2009). Educational television as mediated literacy environments for preschoolers. Learning, Media and Technology, (34)3, 229-242.

  • This study describes the production techniques of Between the Lions
    that contributed to preschooler's two interdependent sets of skills
    involved in literacy acquisition, outside-in and the inside-out.

Lee, L.
(2009). American immigrant girls' understanding of female body image in
Disney: a critical analysis of young Korean girls' perspectives. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, (17)3, 363 -375.

  • This paper discusses young Korean immigrant girls' understanding of
    American popular culture in a small-scale qualitative study in order to
    disclose young American immigrant girls' perspectives on such culture.

Kelly, B., Chapman, K., Hardy, L.L., King, L., & Farrell, L. (2009). Parental awareness and attitudes of food marketing to children: A community attitudes survey of parents in New South Wales, Australia.  Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(9), 493-497.

  • This study aims to determine parents' attitudes and awareness of food marketing to children.

Morgenstern, M., Sargent, J.S. & Hanewinkel, R. (2009). Relation between socioeconomic status and body mass index: Evidence of an indirect path via television use. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 163(8), 731-738.

  • This study aims to test the hypothesis that media use mediates the relation between socioeconomic status (SES) and body mass index (BMI).

Patriarca, A., Di Giuseppe, G., Albano, L., Marinelli, P., & Angelillo, I.F.(2009). Use of television, videogames, and computer among children and adolescents in Italy. BMC Public Health, (13)9,139.

  • This survey determined the practices about television (video inclusive), videogames, and computer use in children and adolescents in Italy.

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