Nutrition significantly affects your self-image, mood and well-being as well as your physical and mental abilities.
Adolescence is a period of intensive growth and development. You make your own decisions and you learn by your own mistakes.
Sometimes you skip your meals, especially breakfast, and you eat away from home. The food you consume might not be such good quality. Maybe your choice of food doesn’t meet your nutrient and energy needs.
You are worried about pleasing your peers; or you might be trying to attain ideals of slimness; maybe you are trying a variety of diets and dietary supplements in order to look great and feel great. Although you might be convinced that you are on the right track, your eating habits and food choices often don’t turn out to be optimal, which adversely affects your mood and looks.
You can decide to start taking care of yourself and nourishing your body with the best food choices available. But you have to take care, don’t just listen to any old suggestions you might hear; choose professional, verified support.
Adolescents are in a period of intensive growth with the significantly augmented nutritional and energy requirements. At the same time they find themselves in the process of maturing into independent adults, making their own decisions; so this is a period of emancipation for them, including following particular diet habits and routines such as eating away from home, skipping meals, eating less high quality food, fast food, trying out multitudes of diets and dietary supplements, etc. Often, adolescents’ choices do not satisfy their needs for growth, development and additional physical activities if they are very actively involved in sports.
Let’s prevent the poor adolescent diet, which leads to slowed-down, irregular growth and development, frequent infections and injuries. Let’s teach them to make the right food choices, which support their well-being and health. We can help you with counselling, adjusted to the needs of adolescents and of their parents.