Parental concern in relation to screen time seems to be growing. From talking to parents, it appears to be taking over lots of family time, leaving little space for playing and being active. Reducing screen time, even by 30 minutes every day will bring real benefits and more time for other activities. Children need about 60 minutes of physical activity, every day. The START website offers practical tips on how to play and be active as a family as well as screen time guidelines for different ages.
We also have lots of lovely publications, which you can display in workplace. Order on www.healthpromotion.ie – Log in as a health care professional and search using the keyword “START”.
You can email us at HealthyEating.ActiveLiving@hse.ie for further advice and information