Linda Ohr

Linda Milo Ohr

The positive news is that a recent Centers for Disease Control study found that obesity rates remained essentially unchanged among boys and girls ages 2–19 from 1999–2006, indicating that the childhood obesity epidemic has possibly leveled off this decade after surging for about 20 years (Ogden et al., 2008). But not all news is good. The study also reported that 32% of children still fit the government’s definition of being overweight, 16% are obese, and 11% are extremely obese.Pizza can be made healthier for children with whole-grain flour in the pizza dough.

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