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TV Turnoff Week

TV Turnoff Week is a nationally recognized event that stresses the importance of youth engaging in physical activities while decreasing time spent on sedentary activities.

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 20 years, which is attributed in part to lack of exercise and unhealthy eating.

Every day on average, 8-18 year olds spend about:

  • Four hours watching TV, DVDs, etc.
  • Over one hour on the computer
  • Fifty minutes playing video games

Participating teachers can download activity packets below to complete throughout the week that encourage participation in alternative activities to watching TV or gaming. Packets also include ideas to increase physical activity and family participation.

The materials for download include:

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