Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Mini Review Volume 7 Issue 3

Influence of Body Image Perception on Dietary Practice and Behaviour Among Adolescents

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

Abstract

An adolescent is any individual between 12 and 21 years of age [1]. Adolescence is a very crucial period characterized by quick physical growth and sexual maturity changing from childhood to adulthood [2]. It is a thrilling but challenging stage of human development [1]. Adolescence is largely the most dynamic and multiplex transitional period of life marked with physical, psychological and social developmental changes [3]. Changes that occur in adolescence are not independent of each other but are constantly interacting with one another [4]. 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 [4]. The rapid growth and development seen during adolescence is a substitute of the gradual growth process seen in early childhood [1]. The rapid growth process in adolescence that replaces the otherwise gradual growth process usually leaves the adolescent fascinated, charmed or horrified [4]. 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 [1]. 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 [4].

Keywords: Body Image; Perception; Dietary Practice; Adolescents

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Citation

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

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.




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