Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Video Game influences children's eating habits

Video games have been labeled as one of the causes of childhood obesity, but a new study from the Baylor College of Medicine suggests that playing video games designed to encourage healthy eating habits may get children to eat more fruits and vegetables. The study looked at one group of children played two games designed to promote healthy eating and then answered questions about their experience. The study found that kids who played the special games ate about two-thirds of an additional serving of fruits and vegetables each day compared with those who didn’t.

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