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Effects Of A Cooking And Gardening Nutrition Intervention In Food Insecure College Students, Alison K. Macchi Jun 2021

Effects Of A Cooking And Gardening Nutrition Intervention In Food Insecure College Students, Alison K. Macchi

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As higher education becomes more attainable to all populations, college students from low-income backgrounds are at an increased risk of food insecurity due to the financial burdens that come with the transition to college. Food insecurity on U.S. college campuses ranges up to 59%, quadrupling the average national household food insecurity rate of 14%. In college students, food insecurity is correlated with unhealthy eating, alcohol use, and mental health issues.

The aim of this study was to develop and examine the feasibility and promise of a Social Cognitive Theory based, urban gardening, cooking and nutrition education intervention on health behavior …


Patterns Of Use In A Division I University Fueling Station Before And After Implementing A Nutrition Education Intervention, Cady L. Peters May 2021

Patterns Of Use In A Division I University Fueling Station Before And After Implementing A Nutrition Education Intervention, Cady L. Peters

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

Well-timed nutrition strategies are a well-established way to improve athletic performance and minimize recovery time, however, athletes often do not prioritize nutrition as a strategy to gain an edge over their competitors. Even with a resource such as a Fueling Station, which provides athletes with nutrient dense, convenient pre- and post-workout snacks, athletes still struggle understanding which foods are an appropriate choice for their purpose of eating.

The purpose of this research was to examine the changes in the appropriateness of the athlete’s meal choices at the Fueling Station based on their macronutrient distribution and timing of workout or training …


Adolescent Obesity Case Study, Rachel Salvitti Jan 2021

Adolescent Obesity Case Study, Rachel Salvitti

All Student-Created Educational Resources

This handout shows some easy to digest information regarding adolescent obesity. It is targeted towards girls and suggests what they should or should not include in their daily habits to reduce their risk or continued development of obesity. The information presented is based off of MyPlate recommendations, as well as other studies of dietary interventions to improve health of adolescents suffering from or at risk of obesity.


Know Your Nutrition, Melinda Arcara Jan 2021

Know Your Nutrition, Melinda Arcara

All Student-Created Educational Resources

This educational handout helps patients become aware of total calories, key macronutrients and there AMDR ranges. Facts that include recommended quantities of saturated fats and sodium as well as healthy lifestyle and food recommendations.