focus questions

  1. What is physical wellness?
  2. What is considered to be a good nutrition for adults and for teens?
  3. Do most teens eat well and have a proper nutrition?
  4. What are the social and psychological issues that may impact teen physical wellness and nutrition? 
  5. How might eating disorders impact teen wellness and nutrition?
  6. How might media and social media impact teen’s physical wellness and nutrition?
  7. How does food insecurity (hunger) impact teen wellness and nutrition? How many teens might be impacted by food insecurity on Long Island?
  8. What can teens do to help other teens to be physically well and have good nutrition?
  9. What schools, teachers and parents can do to help teen to be well and eat well?
  10. What organizations on Long Island and nationally address the issues of teen wellness and nutrition, and issues of food insecurity?

links

1. What is physical wellness?

Study.com:
http://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-physical-health-definition-components-examples.html

University of California Davis:
https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/wellness/physical

Healthy Steps:
https://healthysteps4u.org/test/physical-wellness/

University of Illinois:
http://wellness.illinois.edu/dimensions/physical.html

 

2. What is considered to be a good nutrition for adults and for teens?

Teens Health:
http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/food-fitness/

Healthy Children:
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/nutrition/Pages/A-Teenagers-Nutritional-Needs.aspx

United States Department of Agriculture:
https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/general-nutrition-and-health-information

Nutrition.gov:
https://www.nutrition.gov/life-stages/adolescents/tweens-and-teens

World Health Organization:
http://www.who.int/topics/nutrition/en/

Food Insight:
http://www.foodinsight.org/Content/3840/ONLINE_FINAL-Its_All_About_You-booklet.pdf

 

3. Do most teens eat well and have a proper nutrition?

Raising Children.net:
http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/food_teenagers.html

Healthy Children.org:
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/nutrition/Pages/Nourishing-Your-Growing-Teenager.aspx
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/The-Case-for-Eating-Breakfast.aspx

Hopkins Medicine:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/healthy_eating_during_adolescence_90,P01610/

CBS News:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-us-teens-eating-better-watching-less-tv/

Science News for Students:
https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/teens-eating-better-gaining-weight

Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-teens-breakfast-idUSBREA161GK20140207

 

4. What are the social and psychological issues that may impact teen physical wellness and nutrition?

Healthy Eating SFGate:
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/eating-healthy-affect-physical-mental-social-health-6972.html

Cleveland Clinic:
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/healthy_living/getting_fit/hic_The_Psychology_of_Eating

NCHPAD:
http://www.nchpad.org/606/2558/Food~and~Your~Mood~~Nutrition~and~Mental~Health

US National Library of Medicine:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4167107/

Science Direct:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S235215461500131X

 

5. How might eating disorders impact teen wellness and nutrition?

Teens Health:
http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/eat-disorder.html?ref=search#

Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/03/eating-disorders-young-teens-weight_n_4531500.html

National Eating Disorders:
https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-facts-eating-disorders
https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/anorexia-nervosa

Healthy Teen Project:
http://www.healthyteenproject.com/adolescent-eating-disorders-ca

 

6. How might media and social media impact teen’s physical wellness and nutrition?

Rutgers New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station:
https://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/visions/vis-26-3.pdf

Department of the State of Washington:
http://depts.washington.edu/thmedia/view.cgi?section=bodyimage&page=fastfacts

Raising Children.net:
http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/media_influences_teenagers.html/context/1106

MedPage Today:
http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/ExerciseFitness/53815

Office of Adolescent Health:
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/news/e-updates/february2016-ahi.html

 

7. How does food insecurity (hunger) impact teen wellness and nutrition? How many teens may be impacted by food insecurity on Long Island?

Teens Health:
http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/hunger.html?WT.ac=ctg#catnutrition

Urban.Org:
http://www.urban.org/research/publication/impossible-choices-teens-and-food-insecurity-america

Civil Eats:
http://civileats.com/2016/09/23/a-disturbing-report-on-teens-and-hunger/

The Hamilton Project:
http://www.hamiltonproject.org/papers/are_nutrition_policies_making_teenagers_hungry

The Atlantic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/09/the-hidden-epidemic-of-teen-hunger/499691/

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island:
http://www.hwcli.com/teen-food-insecurity/

Long Island Cares:
https://www.licares.org/

Adelphi:
http://chi.adelphi.edu/files/2013/04/Food-Inequality-Report-2013.pdf

8. What can teens do to help other teens to be physically well and have good nutrition?

Youth-Centered Health Design:
http://yth.org/resources/youth-physical-wellness-nutrition/

Healthy Children.org:
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/fitness/Pages/How-Teens-Can-Stay-Fit.aspx

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/weight-control/take-charge-your-health/Documents/TakeCharge.pdf

Alliance for a Healthier Generation:
https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/empower_young_people/

 

9. What schools, teachers and parents can do to help teen to be well and eat well?

NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/upshot/can-teenage-defiance-be-manipulated-for-good.html?_r=0

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity:
https://cspinet.org/national-alliance-nutrition-and-activity

Can Fit:
http://canfit.org/our_work/nutrition

Fitness.Gov:
http://www.fitness.gov/eat-healthy/school-breakfast-program/
 

US Department of Agriculture
http://blogs.usda.gov/2016/09/15/think-nutrition-as-high-school-students-return-to-school/

Lancaster General Health:
http://www.lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/ECommerceSite/media/LGH-Media-Library/Documents/Services/Service%20Lines/Healthy%20Weight%20Management/Fact%20Sheets/Nutrition-13-18-Years.pdf

 

10. What organizations on Long Island and nationally address the issues of teen wellness and nutrition, and issues of food insecurity?

The Happy:
http://www.thehappyorg.org/

Feeding America:
http://www.feedingamerica.org/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Youth-Centered Health Design:
http://yth.org/resources/youth-physical-wellness-nutrition/

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity:
https://cspinet.org/national-alliance-nutrition-and-activity

CanFit:
http://www.canfit.org/

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island:
http://www.hwcli.com

Long Island Cares:
https://www.licares.org/

Long Island Health Collaborative:
https://www.lihealthcollab.org