Your new sneakers shrink as you - FNS

					                                                                         Y                                         Where Does All That Food Go?                 . . . To Your Muscles




Are You Normal?
                                                                              our new sneakers shrink as you
                                                                              lace them. Your clothes never fit    Hungry all the time? Relax. It’s just        Besides stronger bones, physical
                                                                              quite right. Oddly enough, a         your body’s way of saying it needs           activity also builds muscles. You
                                                                         changing face and body looks back         more fuel for some very important            need muscles to drag your body out
                                                                         at you in the mirror. Weird.              work. You need food to grow. Now,            of bed, brush your teeth, carry your
                                                                            What gives? You just hit that crazy    let’s quickly look at where all this         books, sit up straight . . . you name it.
                                                                         time in your life called adolescence.     food is going . . .                          You can’t even blink without using
                                                                            That's right, adolescence: when                                                     a muscle.
                                                                         your body gears up for its biggest        . . . To Your Bones                             So keep these mighty machines
    They’re All Normal                                                   growth spurt since you were a baby.       Almost half your adult skeleton              working by feeding them. Muscles
                                                                         Hold on to your hat because, by the       forms during your teenage growth             need overall good food choices, not
All five of these kids are   Very weird things are happening. One day
 13 years old. They vary                                                 time it’s over, you’re likely to be 20    spurt. Still wonder why your jeans           just extra protein, to thrive and grow.
 in size and shape, but      you’re an ordinary kid, minding your own    percent taller and 50 percent heavier     might be too short and your shoes
      that’s NORMAL!         business, eating three meals a day, happy   than you were before it started.          too tight?                                   . . . To Your Red Blood Cells
                             after a good night’s sleep. The next day,      What’s going on in your body is           Girls, this is when your hips begin       Your bones are growing. Your mus-


      6’                     your body is transformed into a ravenous
                             eating machine.
                                                                         perfectly normal. Really. It’s all part
                                                                         of transforming you from a kid to
                                                                         a grown-up.
                                                                                                                   to widen. Your body fat increases as
                                                                                                                   part of maturing. That’s normal.
                                                                                                                   And boys, watch out: your shirts
                                                                                                                   might be a little too small as your
                                                                                                                                                                cles are growing. Along with every-
                                                                                                                                                                thing else that’s growing, your body
                                                                                                                                                                is pumping out more red blood cells,
                                                                                                                                                                too. Of course, you don’t even realize
                                                                                                                   shoulders start to broaden.                  it—just another reason why your
                                                                                                                      As your bones get longer, they            body is so great.


       5’                                                                                                                          also get stronger. But
                                                                                                                                  your body can’t build
                                                                                                                                    bones by itself.
                                                                                                                                     Bones need calcium.
                                                                                                                                                                    To keep in tip-top form, your
                                                                                                                                                                blood cells need iron from food.
                                                                                                                                                                Healthy blood cells use iron to bring
                                                                                                                                                                oxygen to all your body cells. Once
                                                                                                                                     Now is a really, really    it’s there, your body uses oxygen to
                                                                                                                                        important time for      make energy.

      4’                                                                                                                                   you to eat
                                                                                                                                           and drink
                                                                                                                                            calcium-rich
                                                                                                                                                                    The Meat Group is loaded with
                                                                                                                                                                iron-rich foods. So are some vegeta-
                                                                                                                                                                bles and many enriched grain prod-
                                                                                                                                             foods, such as     ucts. To pump up the iron in your
                                                                                                                                              milk, yogurt      food choices, eat chicken, cooked


      3’
                                                                                                                                              and cheese.       dry beans, a burger, spinach, whole
                                                                                                                                                 Calcium-       wheat bread, or fortified cereal.
                                                                                                                                              fortified fruit       Girls need more iron than boys do,
                                                                                                                                            juice, spinach,     to replace iron lost through their
                                                                                                                                            and tofu are        monthly menstrual flow. Guys and
                                                                                                                                            among the           gals, keep your energy levels up.


       2’                                                                                                                                   other foods
                                                                                                                                        that provide
                                                                                                                                       calcium.
                                                                                                                                          Remember to
                                                                                                                                                                Eat enough iron-rich foods. In fact,
                                                                                                                                                                eat some today!



                                                                                                                                      move, too. Sitting              Bone Up On Calcium
                                                                                                                                      on your butt won’t                   As bones grow longer,



       1’
                                                                                                                                                                          calcium gradually fills in
                                                                                                                                      help your bones.
                                                                                                                                                                        their framework so they grow
                                                                                                                                         Physical activities           stronger, too. Calcium is like
                                                                                                                                     that carry your                   the cement that fills in the
                                                                                                                                     weight, such as                     structure of a building. It
                                                                                                                                    walking, playing ball,                adds strength—in this
                                                                                                                                                                           case — to the structure of
                                                                                                                                    and dancing, help
                                                                                                                                                                            your bones.
                                                                                                                                   strengthen your bones.

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