A new study indicates that rates of child obesity have skyrocketed in America since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and accompanying “health” restrictions, posing a serious to long-term American public health and creating a burden for the healthcare system.
Nearly half of children between the ages of 5 to 11 are now obese or overweight. 45.7% of children in the age range qualify as one or the other, an increase from 36.2% before the pandemic.
The study, authored by Dr. Susan Woolford of the University of Michigan’s Child Health Evaluation and Research Center, surveyed healthcare information obtained by Kaiser Permanente, a heathcare corporation based in California.
Considerable weight gain