Teenagers Health

How has the consumption inadequate meals affected teenagers?

A teens lifestyle tends to consist of eating improper meals. Whether its skipping or binging meals it all has an affect on the health of a teenager.

  • more then half of adolescents did not consume the recommended minimum number of servings of vegetables and fruits a day —> may lead to low fibre intake
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  • adolescents aged 10-16 generally did not consume the recommended minimum of three daily servings of milk (rich in calcium and vitamin D)
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  • about a third of teen girls consumed fewer then five daily servings of grain products

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  • the amount of sodium that adolescents consumed may be a health risk: 80% of girls aged 9-18 and 97% of boys 9-18 consume more sodium than the UL