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TV Turn Off Week

24 – 30 April 2006

Why Turn off the TV?
Television cuts into family time, harms our children’s ability to read and succeed in school, and contributes to unhealthy lifestyles and obesity. Here are just a few of the facts:

– On average, children in the US will spend more time in front of the television (1,023 hours) than in school this year (900 hours).
– Forty percent of Americans frequently or always watch television during dinner.
– As US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher said at the Kick Off of TV-Turnoff Week 2001, “We are raising the most overweight generation of youngsters in American history…This week is about saving lives.”

For more information visit: TV Turn-off Network

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