New screen time guidelines

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Daily recreational screen time, sleep and exercise guidelines have been released for children and teenagers (aged 5 to 17 years) by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Sport NZ.
The broad guide for a “healthy 24 hours” is:
• No more than two hours per day of recreational screen time.
• Uninterrupted sleep of 9 to 11 hours a night for 5- to 13-year-olds, and 8 to 10 hours for 14- to 17-year-olds, with consistent bed and wake-up times.
• An accumulation of at least one hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity, and for activities that strengthen bones and muscle, such as jumping and skipping, to be done at least three times a week.
• Sit less and move more often.
Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman said the latest guidelines supported the childhood obesity plan, released in October 2015.
About 30 per cent of adults and 10 per cent of children are obese. New Zealand has the third-highest rate of adult obesity of developed countries.

20 Responses

  1. Hum no thanks. I’m 73 my grandson plays on his gizmo for 13 hours how do I stop him

  2. This is me: I don’t do sports… I prefer indoor activities like reading and art, I don’t eat much, and I am skinny and short for my age. Does that make any sense? In the article it tells us to not sit around too much, but I think we should be actually also focusing on not to eat takeaways (I eat them like once every month).

  3. Oh no! I don’t want to play on my device for only 2 hours! I want play on a device for 10-13 hours. Don’t let this happen to your children!

  4. This is good news because people are being on tech to much and it is making peoples eye sight worse and you can end up in hospital by watching to much tv

  5. I hope adults don’t visit this! But I have the whole day to use a device anyway.

  6. i think that kids should have more days of exercise i agree to kids having 2 hours on device over all i think its a great idea because kids wont get squre eyes (:

  7. i think that kids should have more days of exisise i aggre to kids having to hours on devices for that long my overall i think its a great idea because kids wont get eny exersise for them to get fit and they will get square eyes

  8. i think kids should have more days of exercise i agree to having 2 hours on devices overall i thing this is great because kids wont get square eyes

  9. i think kids should have more days of exersise i aggre to having 2 hours of devices overall i think this is a great because kids wont get eny exersise and they will just get square eyes

  10. your right .I think that children should have more exercise instead of watching tv

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