To discuss: The description of biological age and the advantages of using biological age over chronological age to determine adolescent nutrient needs.
Introduction: Adolescence is the time period when a child develops into an adult. It is characterized by increased growth and development of secondary sexual characteristics that highly influence the nutritional needs of the body. There is an increased demand for essential micronutrients and macronutrients in the body. Therefore, individuals must ensure proper nutrition during this period as it can have long-term effects on their health and also prevent health problems.
Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (MindTap Course List)