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Caregivers often pick up phones at mealtime

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Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some parents pay more attention to their mobile devices than the kids they're supervising during meals, according to a new analysis.

Researchers found that among a small number of adults they observed eating at fast food restaurants with children, about 40 percent of those with mobile devices paid attention to the phone or tablet "almost continuously" throughout the meal.

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