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TV and Screen Time
Kid watching TV

Almost 20 percent of Oregon 2-year-olds watch two or more hours of television in a typical day, according to an Oregon report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children 2 years of age and older watch no more than one to two hours of quality programming per day.

"Reducing viewing times for toddlers might also help decrease the media use among school-aged children, which now averages 7.5 hours of total media use daily," said John Oh, M.D., M.P.H., CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer assigned to Oregon Public Health.

Listen to Dr. John Oh discuss TV and children in a CDC Podcast...

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