2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Assessment of College Students Nutrition Behavior and Changes After Nutritional Seminar 


Dalton E. Fucik
Dr. Brian Snyder, Faculty Mentor

College-aged students may seek methods to improve their nutrition behavior but often struggle with sustainable changes. The purpose of this study was to elucidate barriers and gaps in knowledge which may affect students keeping them from making sustainable nutrition behavior changes. A one-hour presentation given by a Truman professor provided information about basic nutrition and how to make productive goals to change their behavior. Attendees (n = 25) were given a survey assessing their knowledge of nutrition and if they believed they would be able to use the information to make changes in their nutrition behavior. A follow up survey was administered digitally four weeks after the presentation where participants were asked how and if they used the information to make changes in their nutrition behavior (n = 13). Many participants did not make sustainable changes because of time, money and not enough perceived resources to make adequate changes.

Keywords: Nutrition , Behavior , Knowledge , Change

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 5-14
Location: SUB GEO
Time: 3:00

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