Did you know?
- The obesity rate has more than doubled for adolescents aged 12-19 years over the last two decades1
- Empty calories from added sugars and solid fats account for 40% of children’s and adolescents’ daily caloric intake²
Healthy eating and adequate nutrition is a pillar for thriving through the adolescent years. Teens are often targeted by misleading ads for fad diets and trends and fads, which could lead to serious behaviors like eating disorders. It is important to identify such behaviors and we recommend the links below for learning how to take action and helping teens take control of their health: