Nutritional Status of Adolescents
By: Maeve Parish & Nick MacIntyre
Canadian Teens generally consume more sodium than is recommended
- several factors might be associated with this result
- A quarter of calories consumed by teens aged 14 -18 came from foods not part of the four food groups, which tend to be higher in salt, fat, and sugar.
Three in ten adolescents had energy intakes that exceeded there regular energy intakes
- About a quarter of boys and girls aged 9- 17 had a BMI indicating overweight or obesity, suggested that they were not achieving energy balance