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Make Over Your Teen's Diet

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

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An infusion of salt

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.

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