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Photo of teenage girls in a kitchen.

Would you like to have more energy, stronger bones, healthier skin, and much more? Is there a special formula for that? Well, no, but eating a mix of healthy foods comes pretty close!

Healthy eating habits help you feel good and have energy in your life now. But they also can help you avoid the hassle of trying to lose any extra pounds later. And eating healthy foods can help prevent diseases like diabetes and heart problems. Eating healthy may even help you live longer!

Eating well may be easier than you think! In our nutrition information section you can learn how to eat healthy food that tastes yummy and doesn't cost a fortune. Sure, you may have to practice some new habits, but we are here to help! You can read what girls like you say about eating healthy.

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Lots of girls have learned how to eat good food and take great care of their bodies. Check out what they have to say. arrow top

"I have struggled with being overweight to this day, but that doesn't stop me from living my life. I have tried so many times to lose weight, but my family wouldn't support me until I spoke up and told them what I felt. Now they are a great help. If you are like me, tell somebody what you are feeling. I do have the urge to eat when I'm doing nothing, but when I feel that urge, I eat fruit instead of chips. I walk to and from school now. I haven't lost a lot of weight, but I am getting to my desired weight."
— Jennifer, Colorado

"We love eating fresh spinach Caesar salads. With one salad you can get 3 cups of spinach. A favorite snack is strawberries and blueberries!"
— Tina, Texas

"I think if you ask your parents to stop buying junk food and start buying more healthy foods, it will make it a little bit better because you don't have the temptations sitting right there in front of you. I mean, you can eat junk food sometimes, but eating it all the time is not acceptable."
— Ashley, Ohio

"My favorite healthy foods are California Rolls, plus I LOVE yogurt and fruit together. Girls who want to eat healthier should drink water before each meal and should experiment with fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, and vegetarian foods. They are usually packed with nutrients."
—  M & M, Hawaii

"I am not the skinniest girl in my school, nor am I the largest. But I am happy with my size. Confidence in whatever size you are is really more important than your size compared to other people. I eat healthy most of the time, but I definitely don't stress myself out over it. Several people in my family are overweight, so I guess in a way it motivates me to never turn out like that. I also stay physically active by running every other day."
— Anonymous


Content last reviewed November 05, 2013
Page last updated December 07, 2015