Christina Gaunce, RDN, CEDRD Nutrition & Recovery Support
Christina Gaunce, RDN, CEDRDNutrition & Recovery Support    

Adolescent nutrition Support

Adolescence is the perfect time for professional nutrition assessment, education, and intervention since adolescents become more independent in many areas of life, including food choices.

 

Nutritionally, it is an important time because nutrient needs are increased due to increased growth rate and changes in body composition associated with puberty.

 

Behaviorally, it is an important time because healthy habits and sound nutrition patterns are also established during adolescence and can play a large role in disease prevention and quality of life. 

 

For all adolescents but especially young adolescents, I request involvement of parents/guardians and assessment of feeding/eating dynamics at home.

 

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