Tween and teen health

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Fitness and nutrition are the cornerstones of tween and teen health. The habits your child develops to promote tween and teen health might last a lifetime.

If your child is physically active, encourage him or her to keep it up. If your child isn't interested in organized sports, suggest other alternatives. You can also promote tween and teen health by encouraging your child to eat healthy foods. Offer various healthy foods at home, talk about portion control, and encourage your child to make good choices when he or she eats with friends. After all, what happens away from home has a direct impact on tween and teen health.

Share any concerns you might have about tween and teen health with your child's doctor.

Aug. 07, 2013