The Effects Of Nutrition On Children 's Self Image And Lifestyle Essay

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In todays society, the media increases the public knowledge of young adults or adolescents about things such as healthy diets, looking fit, having that summer body or the abs you desire. It has been identified that this publication of self-concept the way someone “evaluates or perceives themselves” (Mcleod, 2008) could somewhat be effecting the nutrition of Australian adolescents and possibly having a devastating effects on our society. The Dietitians Association Of Australia states “good nutrition is critical during the teenage years to ensure healthy growth and development” (2016) however it can be seen that this most likely is not followed by all Australian teenagers, which is a big problem for their health and well being. This is evident by statistics given by Eating Disorders Victoria that “Eating disorders are increasing in both younger and older age groups” (2011). Therefore this likely shows that nutrition is a major role in adolescent’s self-image and lifestyle. This essay will further break down the concepts of how nutrition plays such a vital role in Australian adolscent’s self-image and lifestyle and justify why there potentially needs to be a change in our society

“Nutrition is the study of food at work in our bodies, our source for energy, and the medium for which our nutrients can function” (Kristina, 2011). It is important that everyone is healthy, however, it is especially important that adolescents have a balanced nutrition. It is suggested by the
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