FACTS – from the Children and Nature Network

Today 1 in 4 children are overweight compared to 1 in 20 in 1960

1 in 3 children are vitamin D deficient

Over 72% of children watch more than 2 hours TV per day; over one-third of households have more than 3 TVs and more than one-third of older children have a TV in their bedroom

There are increasing levels of visual problems caused by watching screens

Only 10% of children walk to school compared to 55% in 1970

1 in 4 young people have an episode of depression before they turn 18


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