Topic: Pandemic-related Weight Gain in Children
Question: I've noticed that my child has gained some weight since the start of the pandemic. Is there something that I should be doing to help address my child's weight gain?
Carrie Brower-Breitwieser, Ph.D., LP, BCBA-D
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, Director
My clinic has been seeing quite a bit of weight gain in children since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, we are seeing at least a 5 pound weight gain. It’s very important to be aware that this is an ongoing issue for our children.
The following is information and recommendations for addressing your child’s weight gain: