Children have no chance against this tsunami of unhealthy messages that drowns them in a torrent of poor eating and obesity. While your children are immersed in media, playing video games or surfing the web, they are being sedentary instead of physically active.
Here, my son -- I mean, a boy -- is explaining to my husband -- I mean, his father -- how the three hours he's already spent playing video games doesn't really count and that he's actually earned MORE time for all the time he's spent playing video games that didn't count.
Technology creates a mediated and low-resolution approximation of life that does offer utilitarian benefits and some entertainment value. But is it "real" enough to want to substitute much of real life?