“The average piece of chicken has 266 percent more fat than it did in 1971, while its protein content has dropped by a third,” writes David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding in their book.
Another thing teens struggle with is portion sizes. Super-sized containers make the eater get more food. Filling a plate high with food may satisfy one’s mental hunger, but in reality it’s too much.
Watching calories and fat, checking serving sizes and eating enough vegetables and fruits are some, of many ways, to help improve teenagers eating habits.
|Eat This||Not That|
|Cheerios Cereal||Life Cereal|
|Baked Tostitos Scoops||Multigrain Tostitos|
|Del Monte Cinnamon Flavored Pear Halves||Del Monte Sliced Pears|
|Triscuit original||Wheat Thins Reduced Fat|
|Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars||Nutri-Grain Cereal Bats|
|Chick-fil-A Nuggets (8 pack)||Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich|
|Sonic’s Grilled Chicken Wrap||Jumbo Popcorn Chicken Sandwich|
|6-inch Steak & Cheese||Meatball Marinara|
|2 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups||1 Hershey’s Chocolate Bar|
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