One in Six Youth in the United States is Obese
[Source: Medical X-Press]
The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with rising childhood obesity rates, according to a report released Oct. 13 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The report uses data from the National Survey of Children’s Health (2019 to 2020), as well as a variety of local and state studies that were able to assess the impact of the pandemic.
The report, From Crisis to Opportunity: Reforming Our Nation’s Policies to Help All Children Grow Up Healthy, shows that nationally, 16.2 percent of youth ages 10 to 17 years in 2019 to 2020 had obesity, a rate that has held steady for the last five years. Disparities persist, with significantly higher obesity rates
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