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Parents’ Perceptions and Adherence to Children’s Diet and Activity Recommendations: the 2008 Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study


Figure. Total daily screen time from computer, video games, television, videos, and DVDs increases with age among toddlers and preschoolers (n = 2,093) according to data from the 2008 Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (9–12). Total screen time is categorized as none, less than 1 hour a day, 1 to 2 hours a day, and more than 2 hours a day. Children whose records were missing data on screen time were excluded from the analysis. Totals may not sum to 100% because of rounding. 

Daily screen time Toddlers Two-year-olds Three-year-oldsa
None 2 1 1
<1 hour/day 60 44 36
1-2 hours/day 25 38 40
More than 2 hours/day 13 17 24

a Does not total 100 because of rounding.

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