Health Topics

Adolescent Nutrition

Adolescence is the second-fastest growth stage in life after infancy. An adolescent’s growth spurt creates an increased need for many nutrients. Eating right assures that an adolescent will get adequate amounts of key nutrients: calcium, iron and Vitamins A, C and D. 

Some teens have a need for even more nutrients if they are active in sports, dieting, have an eating disorder or are pregnant.

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Recommendations for Healthy Eating


Last Updated: 12/2012