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ERIC Number: EJ911341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Freshman Orientation Sessions Can Teach Incoming Students about Healthful Lifestyles
Freedman, Marjorie R.; Waldrop, Jennifer
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v43 n1 p69-70 Jan-Feb 2011
This GEM describes the "Freshman 15 Jeopardy" workshop, a 30-minute nutrition education session aimed to expose incoming college freshmen to the college food environment, to increase their awareness of factors that cause weight gain, and to instruct them on lifestyle choices they could employ to prevent weight gain. This short workshop has not been formally evaluated to determine changes in student knowledge or behavior, but program evaluation indicated overall ratings between good and excellent, and informal assessment indicated participants enjoyed the workshop, remarked how much they learned, and expressed their appreciation for the exposure to practical nutrition and physical activity information. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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