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.
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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