The research shared below suggests weight gain is now a likely consequence for children if divorce. This follows much research regarding the general health impacts in children.
Interestingly the factors cited as potential reasons divorce has this impact are a mix of financial, practical and emotional.
Mediation, including Child Inclusive Mediation, offers a way for separated parents to have facilitated discussions to try to limit these factors and consequences on children.
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The paper suggests a range of reasons why children might put on weight after a divorce, both economic and non-economic. They include: less money in separated households for fresh fruit and vegetables parents having to work more hours, leaving less time to prepare nutritious food less money for extra-curricular activities, including sport parents with less time and energy to establish healthy eating habits in their children emotional problems leading to parents who overfeed and children who eat too much sugary and fatty food The information on the children was collected by the UK Millennium Cohort Study, which followed the lives of a representative UK-wide sample of children born at the start of the new millennium.