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Adolescent Nutrition

Adolescent Nutrition

Most nutritional problems in adolescents are related to the consumption of too much “junk food,” or food with limited or no nutritional value, which eventually, will lead to health care problems.

Author(s): Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CDE
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Nutritional Problems in Adolescents

Junk Food

Portion Sizes

Estimating Portion Sizes

Importance of Reading Food Labels

Lack of Variety in Adolescent Diets

Typical portions often contain multiple “servings”

Calories In Versus Calories Expended

Estimating Serving Sizes


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

This work was supported by National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA cooperative agreement NCC 9-58.