This chapter provides background on the nutritional health of adolescents, focusing on a public health or population-level approach. We detail some specific nutritional issues and related health outcomes that are particularly relevant to adolescents, including overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes, eating-related disorders and bone health as it relates to calcium intake. We discuss implications of the trends in adolescent dietary habits for practitioners and propose a research agenda for better understanding and positively influencing future adolescent nutritional health.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Best Practice and Research: Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
- Adolescent health
- Adolescent nutrition
- School nutrition