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Decreasing Screen Time and Other Sedentary Behaviors

Resources and Tools

 COMMUNITY

  • Get Active, Be Healthy!: Screen-time Reduction Toolkit (Kaiser Permanente)
    Toolkit provides information and activities for parents, children, and teachers to reduce screen time and find fun, healthy alternatives. Facts, log sheets, and activities are included primarily for families of children ages 4-10.

  • Living Outside the Box (Seattle and King County WA Department of Health)
    Toolkit includes TV facts, an assessment tool, a TV-Turnoff challenge and information on screen-free alternatives, including family and outdoor activities. Promotional posters, a sample public service announcement (PSA) and parent/caregiver resources are also included.

 SCHOOL

  • California Project Lean: Do More, Watch Less (CA Department of Health Services)
    This toolkit contains four lesson plans intended for use in after-school programs for ages 10-14. Lessons involve tracking and budgeting screen time, a screen-free challenge and screen-free activities.

  • Focusing on TV: Obesity Prevention for "Tween-Age" Girls (University of California at Berkeley)
    This document targets “tween age” (ages 10 to 14) girl obesity prevention by providing background information, tips, resources, and suggestions for developing successful TV reduction interventions.

 CHILDCARE

  • Active Bodies Active Minds: ClicKit! Toolkit (Washington State Department of Health)
    This toolkit provides lesson plans, activities, and ideas to help childcare providers reduce screen time in early childhood settings for children and their families. Staff training and information are also included.