Can a doctor recommend a diet change for a 17 year old?

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Q: Can a doctor recommend a diet change for a 17 year old?

Symptoms:  I am 17 years old and live with my aunt, uncle, and their two sons aged 7 and 5. The main food they buy is processed and packaged junk. I have been trying to get them to buy healthier food for 2 years now and they just do not care. I've tried helping them to understand the long term effects of diets high in fat and sodium and sugar but they really don't care but what really bugs me is that they can't at least but fruits and vegetables for me. They don't have to eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains if they don't want to but I want to be healthy and I don't want to eat their junk. I feel like crap all the time and I think this food problem is the cause. I have a hard time getting to sleep and I get headaches all the time. I'm tired of feeling like crap. My question is: can a doctor recommend a diet change for me? I feel like they would maybe listen and see things differently if a doctor actually told them that it does have an impact on my health. I'm a 5'11 girl I weigh 150 and exercise regularly if that helps with anything. I have tried talking to them and it doesn't do anything so please don't suggest that. I'm so sick of eating this food that I sometimes just don't eat at all.
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