Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

The goal of this study was to determine the veracity of the "freshmen fifteen phenomenon", as well as to observe the food choices and eating habits that may be contributing to freshman weight gain. Upon leaving Morgan Commons, one hundred random WPI freshmen were given a short survey asking questions about their dietary habits and weight change throughout their first year. Based on the survey results, educational resources were designed to aid freshmen in making better dietary choices.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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