Teen Nutrition

Bodyworks for Teens (PDF | 11 MB)

DHHS. Office on Women’s Health.

Small changes with eating healthy foods and exercising can help you feel good, look your best, and have lots of energy. BodyWorks For Teens is a toolkit that can help you make these small changes.


Guidelines for Adolescent Nutrition Services

University of Minnesota. Leadership, Education, and Training Program in Maternal and Child Nutrition.

Provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition issues in teens from obesity to eating disorders to reproductive health and more.


Girls health logo Healthy Eating Basics: Nutrition

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Provides information on how to use MyPyramid and determine nutrient needs.


Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents (PDF | 3.6 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Find evidence-based guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease by managing risk factors. Order a free copy of the Full Report or Summary Report from the NHLBI Online Catalog.


MedlinePlus: Teen Health

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.


Nutrition Facts Read the Label Read the Label Youth Outreach Campaign

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

An FDA campaign offering information for youth, encouraging them to seek out the Nutrition Facts on the food label, understand the information it provides, and use it for making healthful choices.


Snacking Patterns of U.S. Adolescents (PDF | 436 KB)

USDA. ARS. Food Surveys Research Group.

Highlights adolescent snacking patterns, and assesses nutrient intake and calorie intake from snacks based on 2005-2006 NHANES data. Published October 2010.


Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers!

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Helps teenagers learn about their needs for good nutrition and physical activity. Also in PDF |2.0 MB.


Children Playing Basketball TeensHealth Food & Fitness

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Provides a list of resources for teens to learn about making healthy choices. Also includes information on steroids, strength training, and eating disorders.


Nutrition and the Pregnant Adolescent

University of Minnesota. Leadership, Education, and Training Program in Maternal and Child Nutrition.


Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

An interactive program to help 11 to 13-year olds think critically about how the media can affect food and physical activity choices.


Body Image & Self-Esteem

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Helps teens learn about the factors effecting their self-esteem as well as tips for boosting self-concept.


Girl in front of mirror Putting It All Together: Body Image

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Provides information on body image and its relation to self-esteem.


Teen BEAT - Basic Exercise & Activity Tracker

Dairy Council of California. Healthy Eating Made Easier.

Helps adolescents determine physical activity levels.


Milk Matters

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Promotes calcium consumption among t'weens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15.


TeensHealth A Guide to Eating for Sports

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.


TeensHealth Female Athlete Triad

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.


Knowledge Path: Nutrition in Children and Adolescents

Georgetown University. Maternal and Child Care Health Library.

Contains selections of recent, high quality resources and tools for learning about new developments and conducting further research.


MCH Library Knowledge Path: Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Georgetown University. Maternal and Child Health Library.

Components of this knowledge path include links to Web sites, electronic publications, databases, and discussion groups related to the topic of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.


Knowledge Path: Physical Activity and Children and Adolescents

Georgetown University. Maternal and Child Health Library.

Contains selections of recent, high quality resources and tools for learning about new developments and conducting further research.


BMI Percentile Calculator for Children and Teens

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.