“Do kids eat in response to stress? Some kids do. When we do think they’re eating more because of the pandemic, is it because they’re emotionally distraught, or anxiety, depression — or that they’re bored? Those are the questions people ask." Dr. Julie Lumeng, University of Michigan.
“If you think your child is emotionally overeating, you would like to help the child manage their emotions better, help children understand this pandemic, manage their fear, manage their anger over what they’ve lost.” http://ow.ly/vhns50zSVa3
Boredom and stress are two big contributors to emotional eating, and children have a lot of both right now.