Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsAs discussed in the previous week, many children are not as physically active as some people believe. But what about sedentary behaviors? Do young children spend much time sedentary or engaging in screen time, such as watching television or playing electronic games? And how can sedentary behaviors affect young children's health? During this week, we'll find out how screen time influences obesity in children. We'll talk about the factors that might influence young children's screen time and strategies we can use to promote healthy screen time in young children.

Welcome to week 3

And so the third phase of our journey begins…

Last week we learned that children are not as physically active as many would believe them to be. This week we take a closer look at what children are doing when they are not physically active.

We will explore the sedentary behaviours of young children and the impact of screen time on obesity. We will consider the range of factors affecting the time that children spend in front of screens and discuss strategies that can be applied to ensure that this time is healthy and balanced.

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This video is from the free online course:

Preventing Childhood Obesity: an Early Start to Healthy Living

University of Wollongong