7| Volume 20, SUPPLEMENT 1, e3-e4, January 2017

Active minds happy kids: A stealth-based pilot intervention targeting preschoolers’ screen-time, outdoor play and social skills

      Introduction: Preschoolers spend a large amount of time in screen-time and are insufficiently active which may be detrimental to growth and development. Parents are reluctant to reduce screen-time or increase active play and fail to appreciate potential impacts on their preschool child. Focusing on characteristics with saliency to parents may be an effective behaviour change approach. This study examines the potential efficacy of a family-based, online intervention targeting social skills as a means to reduce preschoolers’ screen-time and increase their outdoor play.
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