Why Reduce Screen Time?


What does "screen time" include?

  • Watching television, videos, DVDs, playing with video games, using the computer...

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

  • Children under 2 should watch no TV
  • Children over the age of 2 should watch no more than 2 hours of quality programming a day (includes all entertainment media)

Why reduce screen time?

To find out more, go to:


University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition • Washington Active Bodies Active Minds • tvhealth@u.washington.edu