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Teen Nutrition

Teen nutrition can be complicated as teenagers exert more independence over their food choices and eating patterns. While you know the nutritional needs for teenagers is higher due to their rapid growth and development, it isn’t always important to them.

In today’s world there is pressure to eat healthy, be slim and trim and maybe even use a diet for teens. All this can increase the risk for eating disorders and more problems.

I sort through much of these challenges and more in my nutrition articles focused on the teenager.

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