Good nutrition is essential for everyone, but it's especially important for growing teenagers. Unfortunately, many teenagers have an unbalanced diet. Teenage boys and girls aged 14 to 16 in most industrialised countries often eat only half the recommended serves of fruits and vegetables per day. It doesn't take a lot of effort to change your eating habits. A few simple changes will make a huge difference. You'll feel better, manage your weight and even be healthier.

Healthy foods help your growth and good function of your body engine: your body can not run properly on poor fuel.

You improve your diet by cutting back on fizzy sugary drinks, choosing the sugar-free versions, instead, keeping a fruit bowl stocked at home for fast snacks. Eat breakfast every day so you're less likely to snack on junk food at morning tea. Don't skip lunch or dinner either. Help with the cooking and think up new ways to create healthy meals. Reduce the size of your meals. Don't add salt to your food. Don't eat high-fat foods every time you visit a fast food outlet with your friends. Many of the popular fast food chains now have healthier food choices on the menu.

Change the way you think about food.