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Reduce Screen Time Tools and Resources

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To help families and communities reduce screen time, We Can!® has developed a variety of useful materials and information.

Parent Tips and Handbook

Families Finding the Balance: A Parent Handbookpdf document icon (1.5 MB)

Offers practical tips to help parents help their families find the right balance of eating well and being physically active to maintain a healthy weight.

Help Your Kids Reduce Screen Time and Move Morepdf document icon (1.3 MB)

Follow these simple tips to help your children reduce their screen time and spend more time being active.

We Can! Screen Time Chartpdf document icon (141 KB)

Fill out this screen time chart to see how much time your family spends in front of a screen.

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Screen Time Reduction Curricula

We Can! offers three curricula that address screen time reduction.

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We Can! Screen Time Reduction News Stories

Audio News Releasepodcast icon MP3 (1 MB)

This 60-second audio recording is a pre-packaged news story that We Can! sent to radio stations. Karen Donato, We Can! Coordinator, speaks about the importance of reducing screen time. Read the transcript.

News Stories

The following news stories and press releases address how We Can! and its community sites and partners are working to reduce screen time.

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Last Updated: May 17, 2013