No-TV days – how would your child react?

Proposed guidelines from health watchdog NICE recommend 2 hours of TV max and turning off the TV completely once a week


We all know how easy it is for TV to become part of the daily routine. So would you and your child be willing (and able) to have 1 completely telly-free day a week?


New draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that parents limit TV time under new proposals to tackle obesity.

It recommends that children should watch no more than 2 hours of TV per day, and that families should switch off the TV completely once a week – in order to get children to be more active.

According to the BBC, other recommendations in the draft guidelines include cutting down on takeaways and avoiding drinks sweetened with sugar, including squash.

So could your family cope with a TV-free day once a week? Let us know in the comments below!

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