PUBH 1517 - Nutrition In Adolescence

PUBH 1517 - Nutrition In Adolescence - age 18 Teen Eating...

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Nutrition in Adolescence
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Body Changes Adolescent growth spurt Girls begin at age 10 or 11 and peak at around age 12 Boys begin at age 12 or 13 and peak at around 14 years, slowing down around age 19 Rates & patterns of growth vary tremendously
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Energy Needs Also vary tremendously Active 15 yr old boy may need around 4000 calories/day (probably peak daily need of entire life, unless becomes adult athlete) Sedentary 15 yr old girl may need under 2000 calories
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Body Composition Changes Girls normally develop somewhat higher percentage of body fat – should be educated that this is normal part of maturation Lean body mass increases in boys Calcium requirement is at peak from age 9 to
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Unformatted text preview: age 18 Teen Eating Patterns • Notoriously poor, partly due to irregular schedules • About ¼ of daily energy intake comes from snacks • Parent can best influence intake by making sure nutritious foods are readily available and low nutrient foods are not Nutritional Adequacy • Diets usually low in fiber • Calcium intake often falls short if not many dairy products consumed • Vitamin A and iron intakes often do not meet recommendations Acne • Although chocolate, cola, sugar & greasy foods are often thought to aggravate acne, none of these have been scientifically shown to worsen it • Often treated with drugs made from vitamin A (Retin A and ) which are much stronger than vitamin A itself...
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