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NWF Green Hour

Commentary on what parents should know about and can do to counteract common "nature deficit disorders" in our TV-watching, video game-playing children including encouraging a daily "Green Hour" of outside play and learning. A program of the National Wildlife Federation

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


Girls Need Green Hours -- Non TV-watching Kids Harder to Find -- NZ Study Released

Get Your Kids Outside and Active!

Watching television may be OK in small amounts, but another study has just come out of New Zealand's University of Otago pointing out the relationship between too much TV watching and long-term obesity. A couple of particularly interesting findings in this article, published in the International Journal of Obesity, are: a) how girls are more inclined to be affected than boys, b) how staying indoors cuts down on calorie burning activity, and c) how hard it was to find children in the sample of 1,000 who watched an hour or less per day. Read More! Photo: BBC News

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