Family First

May - Screen Time

Studies show that screens – TVs, computers, smart phones, tablets, video games and more – are taking up more of our attention. Most experts say kids should spend fewer than two hours of their day using screens. By turning off screens, experts say kids can do better in school, get better sleep and maintain a healthier weight. This month, focus on increasing screen-free time.


May 21 - May 27

Offer alternatives – Find ways to stay engaged without a screen. Instead of spending time playing video games, play a board game or do a craft project. This week, try to replace at least 30 minutes of screen time with another activity.

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See more videos in our Family First Video Library on the KRCG website.
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SSM Health Medical Group and SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital are teaming up with our Family First partner KRCG-TV to focus on a year-long campaign to help families stay healthy and be active. By making small changes throughout the year, we can make a lasting impact on our overall wellbeing.

Through "Family First" we will provide families and the community with easy tips and timely health information. From getting better sleep to eating healthier and getting more exercise, there are small, achievable changes you can make in your everyday routine to create lifelong healthy habits.

Throughout the year, watch for informative stories, weekly tips and events that'll help your family live their healthiest lives.

Join SSM Health Medical Group, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital and KRCG-TV as we issue an important call to action encouraging families to make small, healthy lifestyle changes! Together, we can make a difference.



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