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TV has become a dominant influence in the lives of most Americans, especially children. On average, children watch more than three hours of television every day (often more on weekends). During this time children see about 40,000 television commercials per year. Programs designed for children show one food commercial every five minutes. Then we wonder why our children are becoming obese at an alarming rate.

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Reprinted with permission from the Canadian Adventist Messenger, June 2006. Copyright © 2006 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

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