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Nutritional Education Off to College When parents send their children off to college they might entertain the notion that their little darlings having been brought up with the four basic food groups will continue to practice impeccable dietary habits Little do they know that their children skip meals guzzle soda by the case subsist on a diet that would make a mother cringe Baker 12 Quick and easy meals are most attractive to students so the microwave plays a major role in students living habits One half of all students say they use a microwave everyday reports Roper CollegeTrack an annual survey of students behavior and attitudes When college students arrive on campus there are so many changes they must go through The simple fact of not being home can cause major amounts of stress therefore changing a young-adults eating habits From my personal experiences as a college student I have seen one of two things happen to students they either gain weight or lose weight When I came to college I weighed 150lbs By the time I went home for my first Christmas break I weighed 173lbs I got bigger but not necessarily fatter I weighed more but my pants fit more loosely A steady diet and consistent physical activity are the two keys to keeping the body you want during the most hectic unstructured time of your life My roommate played football with me my freshman year and weighed approximately 280lbs He decided not to play anymore and wanted to lose weight He began to workout and dieting right He now weighs approximately 245lbs This is a prime example of knowing what is right to eat for you College students who leave home to live on campus or in an apartment face a period of transition during which they must assume greater responsibility for themselves and this includes responsibility for their nutrition and dietary habits Differences in dietary habits
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