Nutrition Habits and Teens

The human body is absolutely amazing. The more I read the unfolding body of research on the complexity of how the body grows and develops, the more I am driven to give glory to God as the Creator. By God’s design, everything in our bodies is integrated. That’s why it’s important for parents to guide their children and teens into healthy eating and nutrition habits. Registered dietician Jillian Kubala reminds us that from puberty through early adulthood, the body is in a stage of rapid growth. Proper growth and development happens when teens receive a steady supply of calories and nutrients on a consistent daily basis. She says that if teens don’t take in adequate calories and nutrients, they can experience health complications like stunted growth, delayed puberty, menstrual irregularities, and other conditions. Mood and energy levels are affected, along with athletic and academic performance. Parents, study up on healthy nutrition, and steward your teens bodies to the glory of God.