National Turnoff Week

Every day, children ages eight to 18 spend more than six hours watching TV, playing video games or using the computer for recreational purposes. The more time youth spend in front of the screen, the more likely they are to be overweight.

Turnoff Week (April 21-27) is a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness about the effects of too much screen time. Sponsored by the NHLBI We Can! program, they offer helpful activities to reduce screen time.

Click here to see current literature on television’s effect on obesity in the US from PubMed.