Are kids of wohm's less healthy than kids of sahm's?
<my kid asks for and gets a fountain soft drink (usually diet coke) when we're out.
i drink diet coke.
Yes, definitely possible. It's hard to say just from an article about the study.
37% sounds extremely high to me too, but then, I always find 2 hrs/day of TV astonishing too.
I KNOW! Why by the time we've watched our morning repeat of Star Trek that only leaves us an hour at night for House Hunters, Project Runway, So you think you can Dance or American Idol -- It's a travesty -- ONLY 2 hours?
I gotta say that when dd was small, i.e. a toddler/preschooler, she easily watched 2 hours a day. First she watched Sesame Street for an hour in the morning so I could snooze an extra hour. Then by the time she had been to the playground had lunch etc but we still had 4 hours to fill before bedtime, she often watched Barney and another show, if not two. I did not have the energy to entertain her all the hours she was awake and she wasn't that good at playing by herself for more than a half or whole hour or so. Also, she never screamed when she watching TV - a wondrous thing.
By school age she hardly watched at all and she never really watched much TV except back when she was small.
My kids don't like Sprite.