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Dietary Patterns of College Students Peggy Policastro, MS, RD Davison Hall, Room 213 peggyp@rci.rutgers.edu
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Scary Facts Approximately 97 million people (32.2%) in the United States (U.S.) are considered overweight or obese 20% to 35% of college students are overweight or obese (BMI > 25 kg/m2) College students, especially freshmen have a greater gain than similar-aged individuals in the community who were not enrolled in college
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The Good News The Freshman 15 is a Myth
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The Bad News The Senior 27 is a Reality!
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RU Freshman 15 Study 75% of students gained weight Students gained approximately 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs) in their first year at college 1 unit increase in BMI from 22-23 Men Women Kilograms 0 1 2 3 4 Weight Gain Fat Mass Gain Fat-Free Mass Gain Distribution of body weight gain in 67 men and women college “freshman” between September of the fall semester and April of the spring semester. Hoffman,D, Policastro, P. J Am Coll Health, 2006.
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Weight gain can occur with a relatively small change in diet or activity. 112 Kcal per day for the 7-month = 27 lbs Positive energy balance throughout their entire college career
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112 Calories/Day (7 months)→ 27 lbs by Graduation 112 Calories =~ 1 Tablespoon Regular Mayonnaise 2 Tablespoons Ranch Dressing 1 Cup Sweetened Grapefruit Juice 2” Slice of Pound Cake 2 Snackwell Fat Free Fudge Cookies 9 French Fries 1 ½ Tablespoons M&M Candies
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course NUTRITION 015:265 taught by Professor Palmer during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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