In a time when it is increasingly likely for children and teens to become overweight, it is important to understand the relationship between children’s media use and their nutrition and physical activity. Many food advertisements, advergames and product placements portray calorie dense and nutrient poor foods in ways that appeal to children and some children will engage in ‘’ while watching a movie, internet video, and/or TV show. Research has shown that media exposure can affect a child’s food choices and eating behaviors which in turn can affect the child’s physical, emotional and mental health.


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