FRUIT... Emma Ralston about to enjoy some fresh fruit as recommended by the Nutrition Australia Guidelines. FRUIT... Emma Ralston about to enjoy some fresh fruit as recommended by the Nutrition Australia Guidelines.

TV and kids’ health

TOO much screen time is often blamed for children’s inactive lifestyles, but that is being disputed by a new study.

Edith Cowan University senior lecturer Bronwyn Har­man surveyed more than 550 parents and found no link between TV time and outdoor play.

“Watching too much TV or excessive screen time is often blamed for children not getting outside but surprisingly our results did not show that,” Dr Cowan said.

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