Celebrating National Nutrition Week with Patrika and Nourishing Schools Foundation- Day 4

13 September 2021

The topic for the fourth day of the National Nutrition Week campaign held by Patrika Group and Nourishing Schools Foundation was ‘Child growth, Child health/Adolescent nutrition’. Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, cognitive and psychosocial growth. During this time, adolescents form long-term habits related to their diet and physical activity – which has an impact on their health over their lifetime. Due to this, chronic malnourishment of children under 5 years is often linked to malnourishment in their parents during adolescence, especially mothers. It is therefore critical that adolescents learn healthy habits during this time period, which help them improve their own and their communities’ nutrition.

Introduction to Adolescent Nutrition

Three Steps Towards Better Nutrition

The harmful effects of COVID-19 on teens’ health

WHO recommends adolescents to accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. This may include playing games, sports, also activities for transportation (such as cycling and walking) or physical education. Globally, only 1 in 5 adolescents is estimated to meet these guidelines.