hrp0095p1-478 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2022

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and school closure on weight and body mass index in low-income children and adolescents with previous overweight in Southern Brazil

Maria Gabriela Barth , Radominski Rosana , Nesi-França Suzana , Cardoso-Demartini Adriane

Lockdown and school closure related to COVID-19 pandemic increased sedentary time and greater consumption of ultra-processed foods, an environment that may exacerbate the childhood obesity epidemic. In Brazil, public schools remained closed for more than 40 weeks. In Brazil, prior to the current pandemic, 15.9% of children under 5 yr.-old, 29.3% of those between 5 and 9 yr.-old and 30.8% of adolescents were overweight. Aims: To verify the impact of school closure on the weight...