Is a Young Persons’ diet so bad?
It can be – a recent survey found:-
Good dietary habits are important when you are young and will help you maintain good health later in life.
Green Vegetables – give you:-
The lifetime supply of calcium in your teeth and bones is laid down when you are young. Not taking in enough calcium rich foods such as milk, green vegetables, bread when you are young may contribute to brittle bones and osteoporosis later in life.
Drinking Water – 50% to 70% of body weight is made up of water. You need to keep hydrated.
This will help in several important ways:-
The amount of calories you need each day is dependent on age, size, gender and level of activity – a typical young person needs around 1,00 calories a day!
Start the day with a fortified breakfast cereal and semi-skimmed milk
Good dietary habit is all about Balance
Everyday choose two or three types of food from:-
Some Useful Websites:-
The British Nutrition Foundation www.nutrition.org.uk
Food a fact of life www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
Children’s Food Trust www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk