"The most important thing that you can do to maintain good physical and mental health and to assure yourself of equal opportunity in the future is to stay in school and get an education."
-- Statement from the Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Eating health, exercising, and brushing your teeth are all effective ways to improve your nutrition and oral health. However, sometimes they're easier said than done.
For some, eating right is not the hard part, it’s having access to the right foods. Globally, many teens are food insecure and malnourished, placing them at risk of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Teens also battle unhealthy eating habits. Fast food and sugar sweetened beverages have not only been associated with adolescent obesity and heart disease, but with bad oral hygiene.
Dental issues can easily occur in teens who do not practice healthy eating habits and good oral hygiene.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers resources drawing upon healthcare professionals in the field to help teens better understand their personal health and development. For more information, including facts and figures, and ideas on how to raise awareness about issues related to teen health, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.