COVID-19 and childhood obesity

Obesity in adults is a risk factor for increased severity of COVID-19. What is the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated physical isolation and other restrictions, on obesity and obesity risk both in adults and also in children and adolescents? In April the World Obesity Federation held three webinars addressing these issues, each time to an international audience of more than 1000 people. These webinars are now freely available on the World Obesity website at:


EPOCH CRE Director, Louise Baur, chaired the third webinar, dealing with children entitled "World Obesity Live - Children, Obesity and COVID-19: Risks and recommendations for the most vulnerable populations