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More than half of adults in the United States are estimated to be overweight or obese (cite-hp pg 28). Obesity is a result of complex variety of social, behavioral, cultural, environmental, physiological and genetic factors (cite-hp pg 28). Efforts to develop healthy eating habits to maintain a healthy weight index should start early in childhood throughout teenage years to adulthood. Studies have shown the different eating habits according to gender and socioeconomic factors as well as, ways to enhance healthy eating habits and discourage poor eating habits. A nursing intervention that can be used to implement healthy eating habits in teenagers is to encourage awareness of health eating habits. I would use resourceful information and research to discourage unhealthy eating habits. Studies have shown the correlation between over eating and the time needed for eating, diversional activities while eating , cues that may lead to eating, differentiation on hunger versus the desire to eat, and the problem of eating during the nighttime.
Teenagers should understand the proper time tha…
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