Grayce P. Storey
Food is a necessity for the living. Without food the human body will eventually shut down, as cells which make up organs and systems die. If the cells in the body are to develop properly, proper nutrition is needed.
It is imperative for the adolescent to engage in sound nutritional habits. Doing so will not only ensure the attainment of full height during the rapid growth period, but also enhance the foundation of good health as an adult.
The eating habits of adolescents vary, reflecting family, society and peer influences. Females are especially prone to try new fad diets. Most adolescents enjoy snacking on junk foods that may not provide them with needed vitamins, minerals, and proteins for proper growth and development.
If adolescents are given more responsibility for their nutrition, it may be a more successful approach to a proper diet than force. Proper classes and professional assistance can help adolescents choose a sound nutritional diet.