Information for Preteens:
General Nutrition Summary
Here are some key pointers about general eating, fitness, and overall health:
- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it gives you energy for the rest of the day, gets you started, and keeps you going until lunchtime
- Don't eat much fast food and junk food – it is high in fat and calories that have little nutritional value (it's not very good for you or your body)
- Try to drink at least eight glasses of water each day
- Eat whole grains instead of white flour
- Eat brown rice instead of white rice
- Eat/drink lots of calcium – low-fat and nonfat dairy products; green, leafy vegetables; tofu; broccoli; chickpeas; lentils; canned sardines; and salmon are good sources of calcium (more information on calcium at Calcium and Bone Health)
Follow the links on the left of the page under "Nutrition" for more related articles about Preteens & Eating Healthy.
Additionally, related content for Teens & Nutrition can also be found to the right of the page under "For More Information".
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Overweight and Obesity, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For More Information:
See our Female Diet & Nutrition article.
See our Male Diet & Nutrition article.
See our Vegetarianism in Teens article.
See our Sports Nutrition article.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013