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Unit 1

Introduction to Health

Health is wealth; Role of lifestyle habits on health; Importance of adolescence; Stages, Characteristics and changes during adolescence; Nutritional needs during adolescence why healthy lifestyle is important for adolescence. Eating Habits – eating disorders, skipping breakfast, junk food consumption.

Practicals – Therapeutic Diets

Unit 2

Food and Nutritional Requirements during Adolescence

Fluid intake; nutrition related problems; lifestyle related problems, Role of physical activity; resting pattern and postures, Personal habits – alcoholism, and other tobacco products, electronic addiction etc

Practicals – Ethnic Foods

Unit 3

Need for a Positive Life Style Change

Peer pressure & procrastination, Stress, depression, suicidal tendency, Mini project review and viva, Whole portions revision.

Practical – Cooking without Fire or Wire-healthy Snacks

Text Books

  1. B. Srilakshmi, “Dietetics”, New age international (P) ltd, publishers, 2010.
  2. “Nutrient requirement and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians”, published by Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR, 2010.


  • K Park “Textbook of preventive and social medicine”, 2010. WHO Report on Adolescent Health: 2010

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