Sustaining your teens appetite may seem like a daunting task at times, especially if your teen is pretty active. We could generalise and say teen boys are more likely to be the biggest eaters in the house however, teen girls have high requirements for nutrients such as iron and will also need to eat frequent, nutritious meals and snacks to remain healthy.
How do we ensure our teens are eating enough?
What nutrients are important for teens?
Eating from each of the four food groups will help your teen meet their daily nutrient needs.
Lean red meat like beef and lamb are good sources of iron, zinc and protein. During the teenage years, rapid growth and development takes place. It’s important to include lots of healthy foods each day to help meet the increased demands.