Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill


Higher food reward sensitivity (FRS) has been linked with poorer diet quality among adults generally, yet it is unknown whether this association exists during pregnancy. We examined the association between FRS and both diet quality and fast food consumption among pregnant women, and explored whether these associations differ by proximity to fast food restaurants. We determined that FRS and fast food proximity are not associated with diet quality or fast food consumption, perhaps due to increased dietary awareness during pregnancy.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016


Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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