Tackling childhood overweight and obesity after the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Himmat Singh Badesha
  • Gurvir Bagri
  • Amrit Nagra
  • Kirandip Nijran
  • Gurjivan Singh

Colleges, School and Institutes


Childhood obesity is a serious public health challenge. Early findings indicate that interventions to curb the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be worsening the situation globally. Genuinely committed and sustained collaborative actions are urgently required to address childhood overweight and obesity and the complex underlying issues.


Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Lancet
Early online date22 Jul 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Jul 2021

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