I am aware that during the week, with track, school, and church I make convenient and unhealthy food choices. On the weekends when I tend to be less busy I am eating healthier. Based on the suggested intake for teens I would say I do alright. I know for a fact I lack calcium. I like to drink water and other juices and things but after track is the only time I drink milk and maybe 2-3 times during the week for meals. My breakfasts are probably the healthiest. I try and eat a grain, protein, and a kind of fruit. Lunches depend on if I pack them or not. If I do they’re usually healthier than if I would get lunch at school. Dinners also depend how busy I am and when my parents work. If my parents work late I just grab something, probably unhealthy to eat. I would say my food balance is actually pretty good. I get most of my nutrition from my dinners and breakfasts which balances out what I eat for snacks and lunch sometimes.
I tend to eat the most during the day. I try to eat good for breakfast but if I don’t then I’m hungry by third hour and snack. At lunch I eat a lot and snack before track practice. At night I eat dinner and usually that is filling enough where I don’t snack after that and just go to bed. I feel like I eat during the day because I get bored. When I just sit in class and the teacher doesn’t care, I eat. The morning I usually rush so I just grab something quick and dinner is enough to fill me up so I only eat once.
Dinner at my house would vary depending on the day of the week. During the work/school week we get maybe 3/5 family dinners in which are healthy and we talk about our days. On the weekend we go out to eat or mom cooks a healthy dinner. You never know what to expect at the table with a 6 year old who is full of energy and weird stories he likes making up. You also would experience an annoying dog begging for food.
I use food to celebrate things like birthdays, confirmations, anniversaries, moving, graduations, every other holiday, school events, and sports. I think food is a part of the celebration because everyone can bring something and it makes everyone happy after they eat, right?