Childhood Obesity Distracts Us

An overly processed diet harms *all kids—even those of normal weight

Two related items caught my eye this week:

First, a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics examined the diets of 9,000 British children born in the early 1990s. After analyzing their food diaries at three different timepoints, researchers found that, on average, more than 60% of the children’s calories came from ultra-processed foods (UPFs). For one in f…

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