While the current public health spotlight focuses on the first 1,000 days of life, evidence suggests the first 1,000 weeks lay the foundation for lifelong health and resiliency. Adolescents are at greater risk of dietary inadequacy than any other age group due to the rapid growth and development they experience at the onset of puberty.1 Teen girls, specifically ages 14-18, exhibit low intakes of vital nutrients- Fe, Ph, Mg, choline, folate, and vitamins B6 and B12- as highlighted by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.1 Compounded by influential societal factors that influence eating behaviors, including social media use, peer pressure, and the pursuit of independence, today’s teen girls are facing a nutrition crisis.
This webinar will review the research on the constellation of nutritional risks and behaviors surrounding adolescent food choices, spotlighting why adolescent girls warrant special attention. Join registered dietitians, Jill Castle, MS, RDN and Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN, LD, CLEC, CPT, and health psychologist Charlotte Markey, PhD as they review current intake patterns and consumption trends, and outline evidence-based solutions for how health professionals can help clients grow up healthy and strong.
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