Are your teens eating enough fruits and veggies? Fruit, vegetables and whole grains are essential to the mental and physical development of your children. One way you can encourage your kids of any age to eat healthy is to only buy healthy food for meals and snacks and to set a good example by eating a plant based diet yourself. Its good for your health, good for your waist and good for your family. At Slender For Life™ teens learn weight loss hypnosis to end their desire for junk food and to create a healthy desire for plant-based food.

Teens Don’t Eat Enough Fruits and Veggies

WebMD Health News, November 23, 2011: Many American teenagers may be eating fewer fruits and vegetables each day than nationwide guidelines recommend for this age group, a CDC report suggests. In 2010, about one in four high school students ate fruit less than once a day, and one in three didn’t eat vegetables more than once a day.

Although diets rich in fruits and vegetables can help control weight and are also linked with a lower risk of chronic diseases and some cancers, most teens are falling short of the recommended daily levels.

The survey of 10,765 high school students showed that teens ate both fruits and vegetables an average of 1.2 times a day. Researchers say that’s likely to mean that they’re eating much less than the 1.5 cups of fruits and 2.5 cups of vegetables for girls, and 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables for boys that dietary guidelines advise for many kids this age who participate in less than 30 minutes of physical activity daily.

To improve teens’ interest in these healthy foods, it is recommended that more school cafeterias offer salad bars and that school breakfast and lunch programs regularly include fruits and vegetables that students may not get a chance to taste at home.

Farm-to-school programs can also give students access to fresh-picked produce at meals. And school gardens can teach teens where foods come from and involve them in their preparation.

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Kids of any age can change their eating habits with your support, encouragement and example. Weight loss hypnosis can help you and your family make the life style changes necessary to increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Who knows – maybe you will discover that your family actually loves healthy eating!

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