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Is America Eating Its Way Through the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Emily Udagawa Published December 30, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the necessity of taking extra precautions to stay healthy, American eating habits have shifted to adapt to this new lifestyle. Though some have reported healthier diets, stress and other factors proves to be a source of unhealthy eating for many, exacerbating the already problematic obesity epidemic in America. The US can learn from its global partners to establish clear dietary guidelines tailored to the pandemic lifestyle and launch effective initiatives to combat obesity.