Watching less TV, being more active and sleeping more is linked to a healthy body weight in young children.



Getting enough sleep can help children maintain a healthy weight, reveals the EU funded project IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of lifestyle- and Diet-induced health EFfects In Children and infantS). Similarly, the more time children spend in front of the TV or their computers (screen time), the higher their body weight. These results were presented at the 11th European Nutrition Conference in Madrid on Thursday 27 October 2011, ahead of the IDEFICS final meeting mid November in Bremen.

 

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