Obesity Epidemic

Pandemic Policies Have Caused Obesity Rates to Surge Across the USA

by Mike Mutzel


Pandemic policies have caused Overweight and Obesity rates to surge in Children and Adults across the USA, new CDC report find.



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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021). Longitudinal Trends in Body Mass Index Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons Aged 2–19 Years — United States, 2018–2020, 1–6.

Woolford, S. J., Sidell, M., Li, X., Else, V., Young, D. R., Resnicow, K., & Koebnick, C. (2021). Changes in Body Mass Index Among Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Jama. http://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2021.15036


CDC Newsroom: Number of States with High Obesity Prevalance Rises to Sixteen. (2021). CDC Newsroom: Number of States with High Obesity Prevalance Rises to Sixteen. Retrieved September 18, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0915-obesity-rate.html

Time Stamps:

0:00 Intro
0:25 Obesity Rates Surge in Kids
0:47 First report showing Childhood obesity rates have doubled
1:28 New CDC report—Obesity Rates have skyrocketed
2:02 460 Kids have died from C*19
2:58 Millions of kids are now more overweight
4:44 JAMA Article, Obesity Rates in kids
5:38 Details of the CDD Findings
6:56 Bad Pandemic Policies are the problem
7:50 Obesity rates in kids, details
8:39 Preventing obesity in the first place is best
9:36 Recidivism and Obesity
14:28 Why gym closures were bad
15:53 Obesity rates in adults got worse, too

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