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Question IconAdolescents have special nutrition needs, different from other people.

 


Question IconIt’s best to eat three meals a day. No snacking!

 


Question IconOnly adults need to worry about getting enough calcium.

 


Question IconYou don’t have to completely give up burgers, fries, ice cream and all that if you want to eat healthy.

 

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Adolescents are growing and developing at a fast pace, which makes some nutrients like iron and calcium extra-important. Iron helps bodies develop strong muscles and produce blood. Boys and girls ages 9-13 both need 8 milligrams a day. Foods with lots of iron include beef, cereals and bread with added iron, black beans, and spinach. Boys and girls both need 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day to build strong bones. To hit 1,300, eat at least three servings of low-fat dairy products each day. Tired of dairy, or don’t like it? Get calcium from broccoli, almonds, salmon, or products like orange juice or tofu with added calcium.

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The answer is True. Adolescents are growing and developing at a fast pace, which makes some nutrients like iron and calcium extra-important.

Iron helps bodies develop strong muscles and produce blood. Boys and girls ages 9-13 both need 8 milligrams a day. Foods with lots of iron include beef, cereals and bread with added iron, black beans, and spinach. Boys and girls both need 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day to build strong bones. To hit 1,300, eat at least three servings of low-fat dairy products each day. Tired of dairy, or don’t like it? Get calcium from broccoli, almonds, salmon, or products like orange juice or tofu with added calcium.

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The answer is False. Snacks are an important part of what you eat each day. Healthy snacks give you the nutrition you need to keep you feeling energetic and focused until the next meal. For kids who are growing fast and staying really active, snacks can be especially important to meet your nutritional needs. Need some great snack ideas? Try carrots, low-fat yogurt, a banana, some whole-grain crackers, or click here for some other ideas for easy treats.

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Snacks are an important part of what you eat each day.

Healthy snacks give you the nutrition you need to keep you feeling energetic and focused until the next meal. For kids who are growing fast and staying really active, snacks can be especially important to meet your nutritional needs. Need some great snack ideas? Try carrots, low-fat yogurt, a banana, some whole-grain crackers, or click here for some other ideas for easy treats.

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The answer is False. About 50% of the calcium in your bones is built up while you’re a teenager.

That means the strong bones you build now are like “money in the bank,” protecting you from osteoporosis (fragile, more easily broken bones) later in life. Women are more likely than men to get osteoporosis, but some men do also suffer from it.

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About 50% of the calcium in your bones is built up while you’re a teenager. That means the strong bones you build now are like “money in the bank,” protecting you from osteoporosis (fragile, more easily broken bones) later in life. Women are more likely than men to get osteoporosis, but some men do also suffer from it.

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You don’t have to give up those foods that are high in calories, saturated fat, salt, and sugar. But, you do have to be smart about how often and how much of them you eat. A healthy diet includes a variety of foods—especially, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy foods, lean meats, fish, and poultry. If you focus on those foods, and balance the calories you eat with the energy you use, a burger, fries, and ice cream once in a while is fine.

Sorry, that is incorrect.

The answer is True. You don’t have to give up those foods that are high in calories, saturated fat, salt, and sugar.

But, you do have to be smart about how often and how much of them you eat. A healthy diet includes a variety of foods—especially, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy foods, lean meats, fish, and poultry. If you focus on those foods, and balance the calories you eat with the energy you use, a burger, fries, and ice cream once in a while is fine.

 

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