How has the consumption inadequate meals affected teenagers?
- 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
- adolescents aged 10-16 generally did not consume the recommended minimum of three daily servings of milk (rich in calcium and vitamin D)
- about a third of teen girls consumed fewer then five daily servings of grain products
- 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