Change in Diet, Physical Activity, and Body Weight in Female College Freshman
American Journal of Health Behavior
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Objective: To examine diet, physical activity, and body-weight changes associated with relocation from home to university.
Methods: Diet, fitness/physical activity, body-weight parameters and self-efficacy were assessed among 54 freshman women upon college entry and 5 months later.
Results: Although caloric intake significantly decreased, a significant increase occurred in body-weight parameters that may be attributed to significant decreases in total physical activity.
Conclusions: Interventions are needed aimed at increasing physical activity; improving diet quality related to consumption of vegetables, fruits, breads and pasta, and meats; and decreasing alcohol consumption.
Butler, Scott M.; Black, David R.; Blue, Carolyn L.; and Gretebeck, Randall J., "Change in Diet, Physical Activity, and Body Weight in Female College Freshman" (2004). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 908.
American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2004): 24-32. DOI.