2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Nutritional habits of on-campus college students
Sara E. Yunghans* and Katherine R. Pitts
Ms. Elizabeth Jorn, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to investigate the nutritional habits of on-campus college students. Eighty students (M=30, F=50) completed a questionnaire which focused on eating choices, exercise habits and nutritional knowledge. Results of the study indicated that 42.5% of the subjects ate breakfast daily, 30% are choosing 100% whole wheat bread, and 45% are drinking soda on a regular basis. While there was not a significant difference between the consumption of fruits and vegetables for males and females, an independent t-test showed that males were choosing fast food type options more than females (t=2.6, p<0.05). Subjects also stated that more nutrition education might be beneficial particularly focusing on portion sizes. Results of this study may be of interest to on-campus health departments and instructors of Lifetime Health and Fitness classes.

Keywords: Nutrition, College, Students, Breakfast, Portion Sizes, Health, Eating

Topic(s):Exercise Science
Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 4-14
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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