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Let's Talk About Teen Health

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  • Get moving. Activity can make you stronger and more flexible.
  • Eat healthy every day. Choose fruits, vegetables,
    breads, cereals, lean meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, and lowfat or nonfat milk and cheeses.
  • Eat slowly. You will be able to tell when you are full before you eat too much.
  • Eat less fats, oils, and sweets. Butter, margarine, oils, candy, high-fat salad dressings, and soft drinks offer little or no protein, vitamins, or minerals.
  • Eat when you are hungry. Your body will tell you when it's hungry. Snacking is OK, but try to go for a variety of nutritious snacks. (See the ideas in the Snack Attack below.)

Snack Attack

  • Baked potato chips or tortilla chips with salsa
  • Pretzels (lightly salted or unsalted)
  • Bagels with tomato sauce and lowfat cheese
  • Flavored rice cakes (like caramel or apple cinnamon)
  • Popcorn