If you take a peek at what the average teen eats every day you won't see a very pretty or healthy picture. Fortunately, some simple swaps will ensure your child is properly fueled during these all-important years.
By Laura Flynn McCarthy
The 4,600mg of sodium in this day's menu is more than triple what's recommended (1,500mg per day). About three-quarters of the sodium in teens' diets shows up in prepared or processed foods (like fries). Only about 11% is added during cooking or via the saltshaker at the table.