Midsection Of Overweight Boy Measuring Waist With Tape While Standing Against Wall

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An ‘alarming’ study from the CDC found that childhood obesity rates in the U.S. got worse during the pandemic. The study found that obsese children gained between 12-14 pounds during the pandemic year, nearly double the typical rate.

Children at a healthy weight also tended to gain an extra two pounds on average during the pandemic. Overall, the percentage of obese children and teens increased from 19% to 22% in 2020.

Holly Haze posted a blog on here last month specifically about this topic. Search her page to read up on this epidemic.

How can we combat childhood obesity?  Are you strict about your childrens’ diet?