2008 Student Research Conference:
21st Annual Student Research Conference

Dietary Comparison of Truman State University Students Living on and off Campus
Kristen J. Cummins
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Ms. Celeste B. Holbrook, Faculty Mentors

The purpose of this study was to compare the diets of on-campus versus off-campus residents. An 11-question survey assessing diet, hydration, and supplement use was completed by 48 on-campus men (ONM) and women (ONW) and 47 off-campus men (OFM) and women (OFW). There was a tendency (p = 0.08) for OFM to consume significantly more alcohol and vegetables than the other groups. The groups were not significantly different in their consumption of milk, breads, or vitamin supplements. A greater percentage of women than men consumed more than 5 glasses of milk per week (38% vs. 28%, respectively) and more than 15 glasses of water (61% vs. 44%, respectively). Slightly more men (12%) than women (9%) drank no milk each week. Slightly more women (48%) than men (36%) took a vitamin supplement. Residency did not appear to have a major impact on the nutritional intake of college men and women.

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Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 7-19
Location: OP Lobby
Time: 4:15

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