Eating Habits in Teenagers
As children begin puberty, they often feel hungrier and eat more. That’s because their bodies go through a major growth spurt in the teenage years. Extra food gives your child extra energy and nutrients to support this growth and development.
Your child might also start changing their eating habits. For example, it’s common for teenagers to start eating fewer fruit and vegies and more fatty and sugary foods. This might be because your child’s friends are into convenience or junk foods, because they have their own money to spend on food, or because they want to explore their own values about eating.