How Screens Can Affect Eating Habits in Teens and Children

Sarah Blunden, P.Dt, CDE, CPT, Professional Dietitian, talks about how computer screens and computer devices can affect eating habits in teens and children.

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Sarah Blunden, P.Dt, CDE, CPT, Professional Dietitian, talks about how computer screens and computer devices can affect eating habits in teens and children.
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Featuring Sarah Blunden, P.Dt, CDE, CPT, Professional Dietitian

Duration: 1 minute, 4 seconds

Here’s a tip for mindful eating and children. When we eat in front of the TV, play video games, tablets, phones, we’re not paying attention to the food that’s going in. We’re not listening to the body’s signals.

We’re not tasting and chewing and appreciating the food. This will always lead to eating more and not feeling satisfied. And what happens is we actually lose our hunger and satiety cues.

Here’s a tip. Turn off the TV, turn off the video games, turn off the tablet. Eat in an environment with less distractions, in a family setting or in a nature setting. This will help kids develop their hunger cues and their satiety cues to help them for now but also later on in life.

Ms. Joy Y. Kiddie, Registered Dietitian, Coquitlam, BC

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Blunden, Nutritionist, Ville Saint-Laurent, QC

Local Practitioners: Nutritionist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.