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Fox Family Edge: Kids and Commercials

In this week's Fox Family Edge, watching TV could be more hazardous to your kids' health than you think.
In this week's Fox Family Edge, watching TV could be more hazardous to your kids' health than you think.

According to researchers at the University of Michigan, kids who watch commercials are more likely to eat junk food and have a distorted view of healthy meals.

Researchers interviewed a hundred parents about their family's TV and food habits. They found those who came from food secure homes, meaning they had flexibility in their budget, were more likely to watch food commercials and eat junk food. Their children often had inaccurate views of healthy meals -- for example -- thinking a cheeseburger is healthy.
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