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Is it okay to let my child eat in front of the pc?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: ? long term effect ?

Pc's like televisions are used by many as a convenient distraction for kids.
In the short term i see little problem with the practice. However, if the kid begins to internally link pc viewing with food they can begin having brain generated hunger messages any time they sit & view one. Over the years this may add to their risk of obesity the way we know tv viewing does today.

In brief: ? long term effect ?

Pc's like televisions are used by many as a convenient distraction for kids.
In the short term i see little problem with the practice. However, if the kid begins to internally link pc viewing with food they can begin having brain generated hunger messages any time they sit & view one. Over the years this may add to their risk of obesity the way we know tv viewing does today.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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