2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Three-day Analysis of Beverage Consumption among College Students
Cassie J. Morrow*, Jennifer L. Salmon, Jenna L. Houston, and Rachel Mintle
Ms. Elizabeth Jorn, Faculty Mentor

This study examined typical beverage consumption of college students. Female (n=45, Wt=141.9 ±25.4lbs) and male (n=15, Wt.=175.8 ±16.0lbs) students at a small, Midwestern university kept a three-day record sheet of beverage consumption. Results of this study indicated that students consumed an average of 44 fl oz of water per day on weekdays and 40.8 fl oz on the weekend. Mean intake of soda was 10 fl oz on weekdays and 14.2 fl oz on the weekend. Students’ average total fluid intake was 85.1 fl oz and 474 calories on weekdays and 103.4 fl oz and 1036 calories on the weekend. Other areas of the study examined calcium, vitamin C, fat and saturated fat intakes. College students’ lifetime health classes should emphasize hydration to provide adequate nutrients but focus on reducing empty calories.

Keywords: beverages, hydration, soda, fluid intake, calcium, vitamin C

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 60-25
Location: OP Lobby and Atrium
Time: 4:15

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