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News Flash: College Kids Have Poor Nutrition Habits

Male college students eat only about five servings of fruits and vegetables per week, and females consume only about four per week, according to recent research with 582 college students, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The men eat more fat than women, although both sexes consumed more than 30% of their calories from fat.

Women have better eating habits overall than men, skipping fewer meals, reading more food labels and eating fast food less frequently.

But the researchers' bottom-line conclusion is that "there is a fundamental lack of understanding about how to eat well" among college-age Americans.

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1 comment about "News Flash: College Kids Have Poor Nutrition Habits ".
  1. Kevin Horne from Lairig Marketing , August 26, 2011 at 10:46 p.m.

    more insight on college "health smarts" here:

    http://lairigmarketing.typepad.com/lairig_marketing/2011/07/you-go-to-college-to-eat-not-learn.html