Study: Children gained weight during the pandemic

[Fox 9 News, August 30, 2021] While many adults have been dealing with weight gain over the pandemic, new research suggest kids also put on a few pounds.

Looking at a cohort of 191,509 children between 5-17 years old who are patients of Kaiser Permanente Southern California, the researchers found BMI and weight increases during the pandemic.

Fox 9 News talked with Allina Health pediatrician Dr. Eric Barth asking what parents can do to help keep their kids healthy during the pandemic, and is this something to worry about?

Posted on August 30, 2021 in coronavirusPediatrics

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