Childhood obesity on the rise during COVID-19: A request for global leaders to change the trajectory
Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health
Childhood obesity has been rising in all world regions - 2019 estimates were that 158 million children aged 5-19 are living with obesity, of whom many live in LMICs1 . Yet there has been limited to no progress to halt the rise in more than 20 years and this number is projected to increase to 254 million by 20301 . NCD Child, a global multi-stakeholder coalition focused on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in children, is concerned with the rising rates of obesity during childhood and its consequences.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Samuels, T. A.,
Bhutta, Z. A.
(2021). Childhood obesity on the rise during COVID-19: A request for global leaders to change the trajectory. Obesity.
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