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.