Ep. 741: Effect of the Pandemic on Pediatric Obesity

Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have evoked major lifestyle changes among adults and children. Closure of schools and stay-at-home orders has threatened the health and well-being of children, causing an increase in obesity cases.

In today’s episode, Aarthi Ratnam and Ruturaj Gowaikar discuss the effect of the pandemic on increasing obesity cases and how digital marketing has only worsened the situation. Looking at case studies from around the world, they also explore possible policy solutions.

Suggested Readings:

1. When Pandemics Collide: The Impact of COVID-19 on Childhood Obesity

2. Childhood obesity: a growing pandemic

3. CHILDHOOD OBESITY – by Narayana Health

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