Nutritional issues for adolescents

Leslie A. Lytle, Martha Y. Kubik

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-189
Number of pages13
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003


  • Adolescent health
  • Adolescent nutrition
  • School nutrition


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