Spreading the information about making healthy food choices should be addressed to all ages and I particularly enjoy talking to teenagers. You may be surprised to find that many of them want to improve their health but are just a little confused as to what it really involves. They acknowledge that the media gives mixed messages and that they are being marketed to for financial gain by many of the food companies and advertising campaign.
I recently spoke with the year 10 girls at Presentation College in Windsor and was impressed with many of the questions they asked and their participation to the presentation in general. The key to getting they’re attention is to talk about things that are relevant to them. The importance of eating fresh whole foods 80% of the time to improve skin, hair and stamina for example are areas that they can related to. Touching on the basics of nutrition such as the ratios of protein, carbohydrates and lipids for daily consumption help to give teens the bigger picture and begin to become more aware of the importance of making healthier food decisions.