Mon, 21 May 2012 05:50:20 GMT | By AFPRelaxnews, Updated by Simone Camy

Foster healthier eating habits among teens with less TV

Want healthier kids? Tear them away from the TV which encourages poor eating habits, says a new study. (©

(Relaxnews) - Getting teens to adopt healthier eating habits could be as easy as pulling them away from the TV.
That's the conclusion of a recent study which found that increased TV viewing time was associated with poor dietary choices such as higher odds of consuming candy and sugar-sweetened soda, skipping breakfast, consuming fewer fruits and veggies and eating at a fast food restaurant at least once a week.

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