Evidence of an increasing prevalence of obesity is well documented. There is an epidemic of Type-2 Diabetes ocurring in ever younger populations. While nutrition programs aimed at K-12 students abound, interventions targeting college students are under-represented in the literature. In a survey of SUNY Brockport students in 2005, 73% indicated that they did not consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. The barriers to healthy nutrition choices identified included time management problems, nutrition knowledge, and eating as a result of emotions. This program studies the effect of 6 short, targeted nutritional learning experiences accessed online combined with a weekly self-report tool on nutritional behavior, and a weekly journal entry as to successes and/or barriers to desired nutritional behaviors.
|Presenters:||Justin Laird (Faculty)
Theodore Murray (Graduate Student)
Michelle Streicher (Undergraduate Student)
|Time:||10:45 am (Session II)|