Featured ResourCES
Reducing Youth TV & Screen Time


Target Setting

Environments for school age children, preschool children

Who is it for

People working with school age children, early childhood professionals, families


Resource Web site and downloadable lesson plans, presentations, and handouts

Developed BY

University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition

This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U58/5U58DP001491-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC or DOH.

The Washington State Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan is a framework to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Supporting healthful choices about the use of screens and media is a priority recommendation in the state plan.

Why Reduce Screen Time?

  • American Academy of Pediatrics screen-time recommendations
  • Why families should be encouraged to use screens in moderation

Resources for People Working with School Age Children

  • Lesson materials: Powerful Choices
  • PowerPoint staff training: Screen TIME Matters

Resources for Early Childhood Professionals & Families with Young Children: Washington Active Bodies Active Minds

  • Lesson plans with activities, instructor notes, PowerPoint presentations and participant handouts to support interactive trainings

Evidence for the Case Against Screens: The Research

  • Websites, books, policy documents, reports and studies