Packing on Pandemic Pounds: Expert Advice on Avoiding Stress Eating


Melanie Brede counsels UVA students about nutrition. (Credit: UVA)

College students sometimes joke about the “freshman 15” – the weight they gain from eating more high-calorie food at the campus cafeteria. These days, nutritionists are also talking about the COVID-19 – pounds added during a pandemic. Sandy Hausman spoke with an expert on stress eating and filed this report.

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