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Nutrition for Adolescents
For growing teens, nutrition experts say it's better to watch total fat consumption in the diet, rather than to count calories.
Vegetarian Teens Need Diet Advice
If your teen wants vegetarian options, you may worry that dropping meat, poultry and fish will be unhealthy.
What Kids Drink Is Important, Too
Just what should kids be drinking? "I think good old H2O,'' says the director of the Nutrition Information Center in New York. But you can add pizzazz: Buy flavored water or make your own with lemon or lime.
Whole Grains in the Teen Diet
Better health for your teen could be as close as your breadbox. The more whole grains teenagers eat, the leaner they are and the less likely they are to develop diabetes.