Essay On Teenage Nutrition

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Natalie Martin Mrs. Ayers English I 21 May 2014 Teenage Nutrition Three in ten teens eat four to six meals a week, at fast food restaurants. Most parents don’t pay attention to how unhealthy this is for their children, which is why I am writing this essay. To explain the dangers of fast food and eating unhealthy, also talk about ways to prevent obesity, diabetes, and many other potential threats to your body. (Kolodziejski) Teens should consume no more than 2,400 milligrams a day. (Kolodziejski) Keeping this in mind, I would like you to know that most fast food restaurant items contain more than half of the amount your SUPPOSE to consume. Consider this next time you want to go to McDonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Being healthy doesn’t always mean you have to eat a carrot stick and a piece of broccoli for lunch, Being healthy and watching your nutrition means that you CARE about yourself enough to strive, and push , and work hard to be healthy. If you make the choice to be healthy and watch your nutrition correctly , I think you deserve a cookie! You also deserve a HUGE pat on the back because; it takes a lot of effort and hard work. I know that from experience! Healthy nutrition for a teenager is important, and if we don’t start realizing that now it will eventually be too late! In the next paragraph, I’ll be giving you some examples of unhealthy nutrition. Not only for teenagers, but for everyone! (Kolodziejski) Nine out of ten kids that are overweight or obese have at least one harboring heart problem. (Onanian) I bet you’ve never thought of it that way have you? If you think about it, it’s scary to think your child could develop a life changing, maybe even life ending heart disease because, he or she is obese. Li... ... middle of paper ... ...ching what I put in my mouth, Instead of running 265 miles in athletics. Just because I don’t like to work out, or run, doesn’t mean that it’s not good for you. If you like to work out, then you just sweat your little heart out! Being healthy CAN be fun, you just have to try it out, And if the healthy shoe fits, lace it up and wear it. If it doesn’t... Get the right size! Sources Cited Cavadini, C, AM Seiga-Riz, and BM Popkin. "Trends in Teenage Eating Habits: The News Isn't Good." To your health. 9 5 2014: n. page. Web. 28 May. 2014. . Kolodziejski, K. "How Fast Food Affects Nutrition in Teens." Demand Media. Nap.. Web. 28 May 2014. Onanian , K. "Nutrition is critical during teen years ." Standard-Times correspondent. N.p., 06 01 2009. Web. 28 May 2014. .
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