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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Assessing Overweight, Obesity and Contributing Factors on the SUNY Brockport Campus

According to the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey an estimated 35 percent of the college population is either overweight or obese. The purpose of this research study is to the determine the overweight and obesity rates among undergraduate students on the Brockport campus and to identify factors that potentially contribute to these rates. One hundred sixty-nine male and female undergraduate students completed the 30-question Healthy Living Survey. The BMI of students is calculated using self-reported measures of height and weight. Personal beliefs (perceptions of body weight, self awareness of and satisfication with campus services, perceptions of nutritious campus food availability, living situations) are explored as contributors to students' reported dietary and physical activity habits. Recommendations for obesity prevention/intervention on the Brockport campus are suggested.

Presenter: Nicole Larose (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Health Science
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 9:40 am (Session I)