Adolescent Food Guidelines


I am delighted to share with you these Guidelines for Healthy Food and Beverages for Adolescent Health Programs, developed by the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence for youth-serving providers funded by the New York State Department of Health.

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Each of us has a role to play in providing youth with developmental supports and opportunities, promoting their optimal health and preventing risk behaviors. Nutrition is integral to adolescent health, and by making simple changes to the food and drinks we serve at programs, groups, and community events, we can impact young people’s health in positive and powerful ways. As a provider of youth services, you are in an ideal position to help young people improve their health by offering healthy food choices, raising awareness about nutrition, and engaging participants in menu planning and food preparation activities. These guidelines provide you with easy and practical ideas on how to accomplish these tasks, including factual information, recipes, money saving tips, and implementation strategies. The guidelines will help you choose lower-fat, healthy food and drinks for the events you sponsor. In the process, your program may help to support healthy eating habits and life skills that not only ensure proper growth during a critical development stage, but continue into adulthood.

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