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Unformatted text preview: Nutrition during adolescence Nutrition during adolescence Choices Choices *Teens get to make choices about the foods they consume *They are not longer fed, they eat *They are no longer sent out to play, they choose to go *They have to make choices about drinking alcoholic beverages or smoking and about what to eat Growth spurts Growth spurts *The adolescent growth spurt occurs: *Females: 10-11 years of age *Males: 12-13 years of age *Differences between the 2 genders become very apparent after puberty *Skeletal muscle *Males grow 8 inches and females grow 6 inches *Lean muscle mass *Fat stores Energy and nutrient needs Energy and nutrient needs *Energy and nutrient needs are greater during adolescence than at any other time, except for pregnancy and lactation. *Energy needs vary from 1800 kcals (sedentary 15 year old girl) to 3500 kcals (very active 15 year old boy)...
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- Spring '08
- Nutrition, Vitamin, High school students, nutrient needs *Energy