Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A new study suggests that teenagers are eating healthier and exercising more.
The study was published in the journal ‘Pediatrics’
on Monday and suggests that aggressive anti-obesity messages aimed at children may be starting to make a difference.
According to the study, middle school and high school students are eating more fruits and vegetables, less sugar, and eating breakfast more often.
The new study also shows that teens are watching less TV.
Still, most teenagers were falling short of federal recommendations, which call for children to get at least an hour of physical activity daily.
The new data showed that most children engaged in an hour of exercise fewer than five days a week and spent more than two hours a day watching television, chatting online, and playing video games.