Let's Talk About Teen Health
- 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.)
- 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)