ADOLESCENCE – ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR HEALTH AND NUTRITION

Mr. Ashish Joy

Abstract


Adolescents who make up roughly 20% of the total world population are not the beneficiaries of child health interventions and also are bereft of the schemes and benefits associated with adulthood leaving them in lurch. Today’s Adolescents are tomorrow’s adults and their health and well-being are crucial to the country and society. The present review outlines the issues that confront adolescents’ health and nutrition and makes recommendations directed at the social, health and education sectors to improve the scenario regarding nutrition and health of adolescents in India and other developing countries.

Keywords


Adolescence, Health, Nutrition, Malnutrition, Obesity

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