November 2016

What’s for dinner? How families manage meals when teens go on special diets

November 17, 2016

As part of teen experimentation and identity formation, many teens try out a variety of special diets – diets that go beyond calorie counting and limiting portion sizes to restricting or eliminating entire groups of foods. Sometimes teens take an interest in a special diet because a friend or celebrity tried it or because they have a specific health concern related to the food they’re avoiding.

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