Browsing Technical documents by Subject "Adolescent nutrition"
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Food and nutrition policy for schools : a tool for the development of school nutrition programmes in the European Region (EUR/06/5073063, 2006)Healthy nutrition interventions need to occur early in childhood and adolescence in order to prevent or reverse the adverse health effects of overweight and poor eating habits. Childhood and adolescence is a critical period for diets of high nutritional quality as the physiological need for nutrients is high relative to energy needs. In addition, many core eating habits and behavioural patterns are developed that may persist throughout adulthood. Schools can provide an important opportunity for prevention, because they provide the most effective ...