Haitian parents, having a TV in your child's room could be the reason she is overweight and obese

You love your baby girl so much you put a TV in her room but did you know? Having a television in the bedroom has been found to be associated with to childhood obesity. This is something that most Haitian parents are probably not aware of. Your kid is getting fat and it's your fault.

PHOTO: Old Television Set - Remember Public Televisions in Haiti?
PHOTO: Old Television Set - Remember Public Televisions in Haiti?

I was shocked when I heard this while watching an HBO documentary about overweight children. Then I read that children who have televisions in their room at a very young age are more likely to become overweight and obese according a recent study.

One of the reason causing that weight gain besides hours of inactivity is sleep deprivation. If your child is in her room comfortably watching TV when she should be sleeping, this could lead to reduced brain activity, lack of focus, stress and obesity.

So, if you love your kids, get that television out of their room!

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