Mistella Safoaa Kyeremateng*
Kade Government Hospital, Kade, Ghana, Africa
*Corresponding Author: Mistella Safoaa Kyeremateng, Kade Government Hospital, Kade, Ghana, Africa.
Received: January 17, 2023; Published: February 06, 2023
An adolescent is any individual between 12 and 21 years of age . Adolescence is a very crucial period characterized by quick physical growth and sexual maturity changing from childhood to adulthood . It is a thrilling but challenging stage of human development . Adolescence is largely the most dynamic and multiplex transitional period of life marked with physical, psychological and social developmental changes . Changes that occur in adolescence are not independent of each other but are constantly interacting with one another . Some physiological changes that can be noticed include, rapid physical growth coupled with maturation of basic sexual characteristics and development of secondary characteristics of sex . The rapid growth and development seen during adolescence is a substitute of the gradual growth process seen in early childhood . The rapid growth process in adolescence that replaces the otherwise gradual growth process usually leaves the adolescent fascinated, charmed or horrified . Cognitive and emotional changes leave the adolescent feeling more independent and gravitating towards peer influence and acceptance more than family values which creates conflicts between parents and children . All these changes makes body image perception a constantly ever-changing concept easily susceptible to more change as the adolescent interacts with the social environment .
Keywords: Body Image; Perception; Dietary Practice; Adolescents
Citation: Mistella Safoaa Kyeremateng. “Influence of Body Image Perception on Dietary Practice and Behaviour Among Adolescents".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.3 (2023): 27-29.
Copyright: © 2023 Mistella Safoaa Kyeremateng. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.