Adolescents Eat Better When Setting Guided Goals

With almost eight hours spent on electronic media a day and less than two hours being physically active, today’s adolescents can have a harder time keeping a healthy lifestyle. UC Davis and Cooperative Extension researchers say that by using a behavioral strategy known as goal setting, eating and physical activity behaviors are expected to improve. Student choose personal motivators, then decide which of their weakest dietary areas they want to improve, based on a needs assessment. With this strategy, adolescents can develop lifelong healthy behaviors.

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