Nutrition And Motivational Interviewing : The Health And Healing

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Nutrition and Motivational Interviewing in Adolescence

Health and Healing 1

Georgian College

Harrison Klein

200321230

Although we all know what nutrition is, are we nutritious? Do we have the education and knowledge to be nutritious? A lot of people do not, and that is why this topic is relevant to society, especially adolescence. No matter what, good nutrition is essential for everyone, but it is especially important for growing teenagers. Proper nutrition promotes optimal growth and development. A poor diet can lead to many problems, and that is why it is very important to further educate proper eating habits and nutrition. Teens need to know what to eat, when to eat, and how much of it is healthy in order to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Most teenagers like to think that because they are young, they are indestructible and can eat whatever and whenever they want, without thinking about the future. Not only does eating today reflect on health in the long run, but the habits that are built today are tough to break later in life. A lot of people need help because they’re unaware of the junk that they put into their bodies. Depression, puberty, school pressure, sex, drugs and alcohol, and heightened emotions are all part of the teen years. All of these factors play a large role in eating habits, and that is where help is needed the most. A poor diet can lead to energy imbalance (e.g., eating more calories than one…
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