Metrics details. Early adulthood is a period associated with poor diet and rapid weight gain. This is also an age of transition, including environmental, social and lifestyle changes which may be associated with changes in diet. We assess longitudinal associations between four early adulthood life transitions leaving home, leaving education, entering employment, and cohabitation and changes in consumption of fruit, vegetables, confectionery and sugar-sweetened beverages SSBs. Diet data were self-reported in response to questions on intake of fruit, vegetables, confectionery and sugar-sweetened beverages. Growth models were developed to describe changing intake of each of the four diet indicators with age.
Handbook of Adult Development pp Cite as. The traditional distinction between children and adults is that children are developing, whereas adults have attained a relatively stable state of maturity. The existence of a Handbook of Adult Development , however, casts doubt on this distinction. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content.
Adulthood , the period in the human lifespan in which full physical and intellectual maturity have been attained. Adulthood is commonly thought of as beginning at age 20 or 21 years. Middle age, commencing at about 40 years, is followed by old age at about 60 years.
Adulthood begins around 20 years old and has three distinct stages: early, middle, and late. Each stage brings its own set of rewards and challenges. Figure 1.