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Identifying Actionable, Evidence-Based Practices to Guide Adolescents' Eating

12 Jan 2017

Current practice guidelines for nutrition promotion and obesity prevention call for parents to limit their children's portion sizes and discourage intake of foods and food groups that are high in energy and low in nutritional value [1,2]. While these guidelines specify what foods parents should limit, it is much less clear how parents can effectively limit their children's eating. This challenge is particularly true for parents of adolescents. Poor dietary quality [3], rapid weight gain [4], and obesity [4–6] are common during adolescence, suggesting that parental efforts to help adolescents limit their eating are especially needed.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Journal of Adolescent Health