Nutrition in adolescence

Marie Pierre St-Onge, Kathleen L. Keller

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Abstract

Adolescence is a critical period of development because of the rapid changes in physical, cognitive, and psychologic growth that occur. During this time, eating behaviors change as children grow and begin taking more autonomy over their feeding. Offering adolescents appropriate levels of support can improve their chances of maintaining healthful dietary behaviors into adulthood. This is particularly critical for adolescents who have additional needs, including athletes, pregnant teens, and those who have disordered eating behaviors. Finally, the prevalence of obesity and metabolic diseases has been increasing throughout the population, including adolescents. Comprehensive nutrition support for this age group needs to include a strong focus on weight gain prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModern Nutrition in Health and Disease
Subtitle of host publicationEleventh Edition
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)
Pages734-743
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781469816593
ISBN (Print)9781605474618
Publication statusPublished - Dec 22 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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St-Onge, M. P., & Keller, K. L. (2012). Nutrition in adolescence. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease: Eleventh Edition (pp. 734-743). Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP).