Nutrition - Becoming an independent eater

As children grow older, they often become more independent in their eating patterns. During adolescence, other factors begin to influence what people eat. For example, playing sports or engaging in after-school activities can alter eating times. Going out with friends can turn eating into a social event. Unfortunately, busy schedules and busy lives can mean unhealthy eating and poor nutrition. Sometimes, a person decides to follow a special diet, such as vegetarian or vegan. When these choices are made, it's important to make sure that the body is getting all the nutrients it needs to grow and stay healthy.

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