Healthy Nutrition Habits for Adolescents


Adolescence is a time of rapid change and development. Setting the foundations for healthy nutrition habits will help adolescents grow into strong, healthy adults. Encourage good nutrition with these resources:

  • While type 2 diabetes is generally thought of as an adult disease, the CDC reports that more than 5,000 new cases are diagnosed among youth under the age of 20 each year.
  • Inspire adolescents to eat well with these healthy recipes from their peers who won the White House Kids’ “State Dinner” competition.
  • Show adolescents that healthy food doesn’t have to be boring with these playful snack ideas that encourage fruit and vegetable consumption.

Provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health