Veggies and fruits such as apples, cherry tomatoes and baby carrots are convenient, simple and healthy snacks for teenagers. All children or teens should consume at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits daily, says The Childhood Obesity Foundation.
According to the University of Hawaii, fiber can help reduce weight in obese teens. Fiber can help control appetite and play a vital role in weight maintenance. Fiber-rich foods include fresh vegetables and fruits, beans, whole grains and nuts.
Children who eat meals together with their family are more likely to consume healthier foods and thus maintain healthier weight than children who don’t, according to The Childhood Obesity Foundation.
Soda contains zero calories and is rich in sugar, making it a major contributor to the obesity problem according to the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. It is also said that more than half of all teens drink one serving of juice or soda per day. Therefore, replace junk and processed foods with healthier and nutritious ones.
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