During Early & Middle Adulthood
Improves mental health & outlook on life
Feel more energetic
Improve work performance
Offers health benefits:
Reduce risk for
Genetic disorder chromosome 15, causes:
hypotonia, short stature, incomplete sexual development,
cognitive disabilities, problem behaviors, and a chronic
feeling of hunger that can lead to excessive eating and lifethreatening obesi
Nutrition During Adolescence
Part III Student Notes
Ch 14 & 15
Type 2 Diabetes
According to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (2011):
Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
already appears to be a sizable and growing
problem among U.S.
Exam review for Test 3
Chapters 14-17 and Dying to be Thin Video
Chapter 14 & 15: Adolescence
What period is adolescence?
Define puberty, menses, and menarche
What is the impact of malnutrition on growth?
Study each nutrient requirement-iron, calcium, and
Nutrition during Adolescence
Ch 14 & 15
Period of growth from the beginning
of puberty (becomes able to
reproduce) until full maturity.
Growth and Development
Changes in shape, posture and body
Duration ~2 1/2 y.
During Early & Middle
Physiologically attainment of sexual
maturity late teens; and completion of
Young adulthood begins:
What are some of the changes
influencing the young adult?