:hiya I don't have children, but if I have one, I will never let him/her to watch tv while eating for following reasons which i value :- child cannot realise what it eats (so it cannot comment about the food or appreciate the food that a mother cooks with great care and love) [they wouldn't remember if they are aksed what they had for breakfast/lunch/dinner] the quantity it eats (leads to obesity) The habit of eating together with the family [atleast dinner] losing the habit of eating vegetables and fruits ['cuase of lots of ad for junk foods which is very tempting when having food in front of tv-then the child will ask for a chips/fries as an accompaniment to the food you serve] Not chewing food properly thus leading to digestive disorders. Health [psychological reason : the emotions of a child while having food at that time depends upon the kind of programme they are watching (violence in cartoon) and these emotions will have an impact on its health through the food] its always better if a child eats either listening to paati kathai or eats quietly sitting and enjoying the food along with the family. the elder members of the family should set an example by sacrificing their tv watching habit while eating. Mira. "Let's enjoy a happy meal, dining together"