Assessment of nutritional knowledge and eating behaviors on the weight and obesity of college students
Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences
General Human Environmental Sciences
Ogbeide, Godwin-Charles A.
Harrington, Robert J., 1958-
Committee Member/Second Reader
Rom, C. R. (Curt R.)
Obesity has become a major nationwide health concern. Negative eating habits and lack of proper nutrition information were highlighted as major aspects of weight gain. This study was conducted in order to understand the relationship between nutritional knowledge and eating behaviors and their impact on the weight and obesity of college students. For this study, an instrument was designed that included survey questions regarding perception of healthy and unhealthy foods, personal consumption, and demographic factors. The instrument was administered to 577 college students. The results indicated a positive relationship between the knowledge of nutrition and eating behavior and the weight of college students.
Health education, Nutrition, Public health
Thielemann, B. (2012). Assessment of nutritional knowledge and eating behaviors on the weight and obesity of college students. General Human Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/ghesuht/3