New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Keller, S.K. &  Schulz, P.J. (2010). Distorted food pyramid in kids programmes: A content analysis of television advertising watched in Switzerland. Eur J Public Health, Available May 16.

  • The results of this study suggest that food advertising contributes to the obesity problem: every fourth advertisement is for food, half of them for products high in sugar and fat and hardly any for fruit or vegetables.

McKee, M.D., Maher, S., Deen, D. & Blank, A.E.(2010). Counseling to prevent obesity among preschool children: Acceptability of a pilot urban primary care intervention. Annals of Family Medicine, 8, 249-255.

  • The study revealed that parents welcome efforts to address family lifestyle change and counseling to prevent childhood obesity in pediatric visits.

Pérez-Salgado, D., Rivera-Márquez, J.A., & Ortiz-Hernández, L. (2010) [Food advertising in Mexican television: are children more exposed?] Salud Publica Mex. 52(2), 119-126. Article in Spanish.

  • The findings of this research indicate the need for an effective system to regulate food advertisements on broadcast television channels directed towards children and adolescents.

Valckea, M., Bontea, S., De Wevera, B., &  Rotsa, I. (2010). Internet parenting styles and the impact on Internet use of primary school. Computers & Education, 55(2), 454-464.

  • This study revealed that Internet parenting style, parent  Internet behavior, and parent educational background significantly predict Internet usage of children at home.

Wartella E., Richert, R.A. & Robb. M.B. (2010). Babies, television and videos: How did we get here? Developmental Review, Available online 17 April.

  • The authors argued that exposure to screen media media may fundamentally change the nature of babies' brain development.

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