Tween and teen health

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Fitness and nutrition are crucial for tween and teen health. The healthy habits your child forms now can set the tone for a lifetime of good health.

If your teen or tween is physically active, encourage your child to keep it up. If your child needs to move more, suggest team sports or other ways to stay active. Also encourage your teen or tween to eat healthy foods. Offer nutritious meals and snacks at home. Teach sensible portion sizes. And suggest to your child how to select healthy choices when eating out with friends.

Share any concerns you might have about tween and teen health with a member of your child's health care team.

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Aug. 23, 2023