TV during family dinner tied to less healthful meals, study shows

Researchers studied videos of two meal times for 120 families with children ages 6 to 12 and found that those who had the television on, even in the background, tended to eat less healthful meals and enjoy mealtime less than families who did not have a TV on during dinner. The study in the journal Appetite found 43% of families had the TV on for both meal times, about 25% had the TV on for one of the two meals and one-third had the TV off during both meals.