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Where can I get articles or find more information on getting college campuses, including UHD, to make healthier food choices available to students?

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015  |  53 Views

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A good place to start is by researching food choices and nutrition on college campuses. To find the best resources for research in higher education, start with our library guide on Higher Education. From the library homepage www.uhd.edu/library choose the dark gray Research Guides tab>>>Guides by Subject. Click on the Education link; then choose Higher Education from the list. Once in the Higher Education research guide, select the “Databases” tab. From the databases listed, begin with ERIC.

Once in the ERIC database, try using search terms like:

College students AND nutrition

College students AND eating habits

College students AND obesity

When on the page where you enter the search terms, notice the “Search Options” box below the search boxes. One of the options is to limit your search by “Educational Level." Here choose “Higher Education” to limit your results to this specific group.

When you are looking at your results, notice the links on the left side of the page. There is a link for “Subject”. Clicking on this link will provide you some specific subjects to limit your results. You can also use this to help get ideas for more search terms.

For specific information about food choices at UHD, check out the website for UHD Dining Services, run by a company called Aramark at http://uhd.campusdish.com/. The UHD Dininng Services/Aramark website provides links to websites of some of the fast food chains available at UHD. You may want to explore information under the Eat Well tab.

For further information, I suggest contacting  Food Service Director, Chris Conti at conti-chris@aramark.com .

Sports & Fitness at UHD also provides classes about healthy living and nutrition during the semester. Check out their website for the types of classes it offers here https://www.uhd.edu/student-life/sports-fitness/Pages/default.aspx or contact Rhonda Scherer SchererR@uhd.edu for more information about how UHD Sports & Fittness contributes to overall health at UHD.

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