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Smart Screen Time Initiatives in Washington State

Title: Smart Screen Time Initiatives in WA

Initiatives A - K

CHILD Profile

CHILD Profile health promotion materials provide parents with age-specific information about growth, development, safety, nutrition, and other parenting issues including smart screen time. Materials are sent to all parents in Washington prior to each American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended well-child checkup.

CHILD Profile is working with Common Sense Media and provides smart screen time resources in selected mailings. Examples:

  • The Watch & Help Me Grow from 3 to 5 years old! chart includes "a healthy media diet for kids" highlighting the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation and strategies for healthy screen use.
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  • The 6 year letter provides strategies for parents to know what their child is watching and playing.
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Screen Time Policy Overview

Policy Settings
Policy Makers
Stage of Policy Change
Home
Parents

Target Audience: Parents of infants and children through age 6

Evaluation: All new CHILD Profile materials are tested through focus groups and pretested. In addition, parent satisfaction surveys have been conducted.

Lead Agency/Partners: CHILD Profile is Washington State's Health Promotion and Immunization Registry system designed to help ensure Washington's children receive preventive health care. The Washington State Department of Health is responsible for the system and contracts with Public Health - Seattle & King County for primary CHILD Profile operations.

For more information:
Child Profile
web: www.childprofile.org

Children’s Obesity Action Team (COAT)

COAT offers information and resources for professionals who care for children with overweight and obesity and their families. COAT's web site and toolkits for health care professionals and families include counseling strategies, screen time recommendations, information on the link between screen time and health, and smart screen time strategies.

Screen Time Policy Overview

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Policy Makers
Stage of Policy Change
Home,
Primary Care
Parents, Health Care Professionals

Target Audience: Overweight children aged 2 to 21 years and their families, health care professionals

Lead Agency/Partners: Children's Obesity Action Team (COAT) is a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals at Seattle's Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. COAT is funded by Children's Hospital, YMCA, and Small Steps to Health.

For more information
Children's Obesity Action Team (no longer active)
Superceded by Seattle Children's Obesity Education and Resources for Healthcare Providers

Dairy Council of Washington State

The Dairy Council of Washington State online and printed catalog of posters, brochures and handouts includes materials on screen time recommendations, the link between screen time and health, and smart screen time strategies for families. Materials are also available in Spanish.

The Dairy Council's Think Outside the Box, Think Inside the Bag booklet is included in the 6th year CHILD Profile mailing to all Washington Parents. (pdf: English | Spanish)

Policy Settings
Policy Makers
Stage of Policy Change
Home
Parents

Target Audience: Childhood professionals working with families of preschool and elementary aged children

Lead Agency/Partners: The Washington State Dairy Council's mission is to promote lifelong health and enjoyment of food through leadership in nutrition education. The Council is funded by Washington state dairy farmers and processors.

For more information
Dairy Council of Washington State
Web: www.eatsmart.org

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