This week in biology we got to present our Teen Brain Health Proposals in class. What the proposals consisted of was a topic of the brain that the student felt passionate about or interested in, and what are some of the stigmas about that topic. The topic that I advocated for was nutrition. Nutrition has always been very personal to me because my grandma has diabetes and there was a time when I was very unhealthy. When I was in 9th grade most of the year my lunch just consisted of hot Cheetos with chamoy, and I never once thought about all of the damage that I was doing to my body and my brain. Since last year I have been watching what I eat closely because I started doing a large amount of exercise again, and after I would feel very tired and it was because I wasn’t putting the right “fuel” into my body. Not only was I lacking energy throughout my days, while doing some research I learned that I was also damaging my brain long term and was putting myself at a higher risk of diabetes, Alzheimer and other illnesses. There was a lot that I didn’t know about my health that now I know I do and hopefully with this project I can help other people.