Dietitian Nutritionist in India Article Page.

The period of transition from childhood to adulthood is called adolescence with accelerated physical, biochemical and emotional development. There are many physical and mental changes which result due to influence of hormones. It is during this period that the final growth spurt occurs with increase in height and weight.

Growth velocity is maximum for boys between 12-15 years and for girls 10-13 years. They attain their adult stature between 18-20 but bone mass continues to increase up to age of 25. With the profound growth of adolescence there is increase demand of energy, proteins, minerals and vitamins.

Energy needs increase with metabolic demand of growth and energy expenditure.

And fulfilling these demands at the right time in right quantity with right food is very crucial for the growth.