Childhood Obesity Has Gotten Worse Since Pandemic
Childhood obesity in the United States has gotten worse since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. A study releases yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 22 percent of children and teens in the US are obese. That’s up from 19 percent one year ago. One of the study’s authors said the weight gain is substantial and alarming. The rate of obesity increased most dramatically in kids ages 6 to 11. This age group is heavily dependent on their parents, and may have been most affected when schools suspended in-person classes, the researchers said.