Navigation Links
College Students Missing Out on Fruits, Veggies: Survey
Date:8/24/2011

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- American college students aren't eating anywhere near the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, a new study finds.

In fact, they aren't even eating one serving per day, according to an Oregon State University survey of 582 college students.

Males ate about five servings of fruit and vegetables per week while females consumed only four servings per week. Males had more fat in their diet than college women, but females had lower fiber intake.

Overall, females had better eating habits than males, including reading food labels, skipping fewer meals, and eating in college dining halls more frequently, the results showed.

"We found that students skipped meals fairly frequently, which could account for some of the lack of fruits and veggies," Brad Cardinal, a professor of exercise and sport science at Oregon State University, said in a university news release.

"Still, even accounting for fewer meals consumed, the students were on average not always eating even one serving of fruits or vegetables per day, far below USDA [U.S. Department of Agriculture] guidelines," he added.

The study was released online in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

"We are not teaching youth how to be self-sustaining," Cardinal said. "Home economics and nutrition classes have all but disappeared from our schools in the K-12 system. There is a fundamental lack of understanding on how to eat well in a very broad sense."

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Oregon State University, news release, Aug. 17, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. College Age Females Can Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye for Valentines Day
2. Majority of Americans Approve of President Obamas Handling of Afghanistan and National Security But Disapprove of Handling of Economic Issues, Per Franklin & Marshall College Poll With Hearst Television
3. Parents Divorce Doesnt Harm College-Age Kids
4. Jefferson surgeon receives outstanding performance award from American College Of Surgeons
5. GateWay Community College Receives Strong Endorsement for Re-accreditation
6. With Launch of a Rocket Composter, Northwest State Community College opens a new frontier in green technology in the US.
7. InterAmerican College Announces Certification of Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Program
8. Sharing Miracles Television Program to Feature Legendary College Football Coach Bobby Bowden
9. CDI College Opens a New Campus in Richmond
10. High School Student's College Prerequisite: Save Five Thousand Lives in Africa. Teen Supports Nothing But Nets in Malaria Fight
11. PCU College of Holistic Medicine Launches New Website
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
College Students Missing Out on Fruits, Veggies: Survey
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... Chuck E. Cheese’s® and Center for Autism and Related ... Chuck E. Cheese’s locations throughout New England, New York and New Jersey to provide ... the fun of visiting Chuck E. Cheese’s in a sensory-friendly environment. , After ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... , ... Braun Industries will be participating as an exhibitor at EMS Today ... February 23-25, 2017 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt ... ambulances on display. , “JEMS is a leader in EMS news and ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... , ... February 17, 2017 ... ... for Devicemakers , Sponsored by Axendia, **FDAnews Free Webinar**, March 1, 2017 ... manufacturers looking to reduce their regulatory burden? Pay dividends in enhanced and ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... , ... February 17, 2017 , ... Park Cities Pet ... Behave” Show on the Pet Life Radio network. The episode, which was posted ... of topics including: what factors led to Park Cities Pet Sitter’s being awarded the ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... TN (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... mobility has not kept pace. Enovate Medical has introduced an innovative workstation designed ... years of supporting nurses, the Encore Mobile EHR Workstation offers a lightweight, highly ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/20/2017)... N.Y. , Feb. 20, 2017  Henry ... of health care products and services to ... today announced that it has entered into ... Surgical (SAS), a leading U.S. distributor of ... dental anesthesiologists, and periodontists. SAS offers controlled ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... Wis. , Feb. 20, 2017  National ... MEDITECH to integrate the company,s CareSelect Imaging platform ... This formal agreement sets the technical foundation for ... access NDSC,s CareSelect Imaging Clinical Decision Support Mechanism ... to work directly with and support the integration ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... 2017 Seal Shield LLC ( Jacksonville, ... mobile device management and disinfection, the ElectroClave™, to the ... in Orlando, Fla. from February ... have become commonplace in today,s healthcare landscape, but with ... concerns, including the disinfection and tracking of these devices.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: