CLEVELAND — A new report released Wednesday morning shows that one in six children are obese.
The latest childhood obesity rates are highest among Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native youth compared to white and Asian youth, according to a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Economic disparities are also a factor when it comes to childhood obesity.
According to the report, the obesity rate among youth in the highest income group was 8.6%, while the rate among youth in the lowest income group was 23.1%.
The report cites the COVID-19 pandemic and structural racism in driving obesity rates.
To read the full report, click here.