Gabriel Anabwani. There is no agreed definition of adolescence; the WHO defines it as ages while the American Academy of Pediatrics defines it as years. The overriding fact is that this period is characterised by rapid, physical, emotional, social, sexual, psychological, development and maturation. Along with social factors, these characteristics make adolescents vulnerable to a range of nutritional issues.
How Adults Can Help Adolescents Eat Well
Teen Nutrition for Fall Sports
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Good nutrition during childhood and adolescence is essential for growth and development, health and well-being, and the prevention of some chronic diseases. Furthermore, poor diet and physical inactivity, resulting in an energy imbalance, are the most important factors contributing to the increase in obesity in childhood. Obesity is the most pressing challenge to nutritional health in this first decade of the 21st century CDC,
HEALTH FOR THE WORLD'S ADOLESCENTS
By Kelli Ruderman. By talking to them about healthy eating principles, you can help them choose foods and beverages that will keep them feeling lively and energetic, rather than tired and run down. Here are some of the most common social environments your teen will encounter, and some helpful suggestions for making healthy choices in any of them. It may be no surprise that the restaurant topping that list is Starbucks.
Here, she shares some of the advice she gives them. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission.