Teens face tough food choices

By Ashlee Harper, Deer Creek High School Published: May 11, 2009
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hile beverages are more fattening, so is our meat.

“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

Ashlee Harper
Freshman
Deer Creek High School

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