“FEW adolescents consume recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables”

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Recent NIH study is suggesting the following healthy habits

According to the study conducted by National Institute of Health (NIH) “FEW adolescents consume recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables”. Findings appear in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

This study by NIH was conducted in 39 states in USA and questioned:

1. nearly 10,000 students

2. Age group of the participants – between 11 and 16 years old

3. about their activity levels

4. their eating habits

5. their emotional health

6. their body image, and

7. general satisfaction with  life.

Nearly 65 percent of students in the group that the researchers termed healthful reported that:

1. about their activity levels : exercising five or more days per week and  least likely to  spend time in front of a screen

2. their eating habits: eating fruits and  vegetables at least once a day

{Students in this group also were least  likely to consume sweets, soft drinks, chips and French fries}

3. their emotional health: reported the lowest rates of depressive symptoms

4. their body image and general satisfaction with  life: They reported the highest life  satisfaction ratings.

Deutsch: Agricultural Research Service, Photo ...

The lead author Ronald J. Iannotti, Ph.D., of the Prevention  Research Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of  Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the NIH Instituteto recommends that there is more scope to improve their health habits by walking or biking between home and school or eating  more fresh produce each day.

Read further details at NIH

Personal Comment:

 *** THE SAME RECOMMENDATIONS COULD BE APPLICABLE TO OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AS WELL ***

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