#Health Teens Mal-Nutrition - Teenagers not getting enough says London Nutritionist
Picture of Teens' Health: Why are we failing our young teens when it comes to getting them to follow a healthy diet?
The Mirror: According to nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston, the problem arises because we’re socially programmed to make sure our younger kids and babies eat healthily and take extra vitamins, but not encouraged to focus on teenagers, who by this age are mostly making their own food choices.
“This is a mistake as the teenage years are incredibly vital for when it comes to nutrition,” says Bishop-Weston.
“Age 13 to 18 is the period of growth spurts, frantic hormone activity and high academic stress – in fact, the body needs a higher amount of nutrients then more than at almost any other time of life.”