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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Food Thoughts: Using the Internet to Improve Fruit and Veg. Consumption

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)
Topic: Health Science
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)