This report by NAHIC and Child Trends discusses the importance of nurturing healthy habits during adolescence to support physical growth. It discusses the effects of habits including diet, physical activity, sleep, and oral health.
The report can be accessed here. It is one portion of “Adolescent Health Highlights,” a three-part mini-series produced by NAHIC and Child Trends, which focus on important current issues in adolescent health. The other two highlights can be accessed below.
February 26, 2014
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