CHFD 2204 - Family stress Cortisol levels Presence of...

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CHFD 2200 NUTRITION IN ADOLESCENCE What body needs What body typically gets Fast food! Obesity Eating disorders *boys=>2700 calories *girls=>2200 calories Boys need more protein 3- 4 servings of calcium foods Iron—new muscle cells Adolescence=>period where exercise reduces Teenage years=>need 9 and a half hours of sleep Sleep Adolescents need more! Sleep-wake cycle changes Effects on functioning *1/2 adolescents get less than 7 hours of sleep
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*5% high schoolers =>8 hours of sleep *Thyroxin—helps body utilize growth hormone* Endocrine System Leptin—neurotransmitter made by fat cells Feedback loop occurs: hypothalamus communicates with pituitary Individual Differences in Timing of Puberty Heredity Nutrition exercise Body fat, leptin in girls Geographical location SES(access to resources)
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Unformatted text preview: Family stress Cortisol levels Presence of unrelated male in home Other health issues in adolescence Sexual activity Teen pregnancy Substance use/abuse Characteristics of Sexually Active Adolescents Personal: early puberty, tendency to violate norms, little religious involvement Family: step, single-parent, or large family; parenting extremes Peer: sexually active friends or siblings Educational: poor school performance, low educational goals Risks for Teen Mothers Education Single parenthood Poverty Pregnancy & birth complications Parenting skillslower and lacking Substance Use in Adolescence U.S. has highest rate of adolescent drug use of any industrialized nation Use of substances in adolescents has stronger, more negative implications for human development than we had previously thought...
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