Linda Ohr

Linda Milo Ohr

The numbers are all toowell known. Nationwide, approximately 30% of children ages 6–19 are overweight and 15% are obese. In addition, 70–80% of obese, adolescents become obese adults. This opens up a world of health conditions later in life, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Fig. 2—Dairy foods, in addition to enhancing bone health, are thought to play a role in weight management for children.

Childhood obesity is one of the main concerns when it comes to children’s nutrition. Lack of physical activity and poor dietary habits are two overall contributing factors to the problem. Food companies have stepp…

Fig. 1—The Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children is an adaptation of the original Food Guide Pyramid designed to simplify educational messages and focus on young children’s food preferences and nutritional requirements.

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Linda Milo Ohr is a food scientist and writer based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ([email protected]).
Linda Ohr