Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/578982
Title:
Promoting Healthy Cooking to College Students
Author:
Alsing, Sarah Elizabeth
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
College students gain weight due to unhealthful food availability on campus, snacking, eating due to stress/boredom, and alcohol-related eating. The Mediterranean diet has been proven to reduce risks of chronic diseases and help with weight maintenance. The purpose of this study was to teach interactive cooking classes with recipes inspired by the Mediterranean diet to college students to give the students the knowledge of how to cook foods in healthy ways. The hypothesis is that the students who attend the cooking classes would increase the number of meals they cook on their own, as well as have improved diet quality. Participants answered a pre-survey and then attended 3 interactive cooking classes that had a theme (olive oil, whole grains, and fish). After the classes, participants answered a post-survey and 2 months later they answered a follow-up survey. 25 participants were recruited (n=10) and females (n=15), ages 18 to 28 years. 14 participants answered the post-survey and 10 answered the follow-up survey. Average meals that participants prepared each week increased from an average of 10 to 11 for post and follow-up. Although there were no significant changes in preparing their own meals after attending cooking classes, all of the participants reported that they would like to cook more of their own meals in the future.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Nutritional Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hongu, Nobuko

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titlePromoting Healthy Cooking to College Studentsen_US
dc.creatorAlsing, Sarah Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorAlsing, Sarah Elizabethen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractCollege students gain weight due to unhealthful food availability on campus, snacking, eating due to stress/boredom, and alcohol-related eating. The Mediterranean diet has been proven to reduce risks of chronic diseases and help with weight maintenance. The purpose of this study was to teach interactive cooking classes with recipes inspired by the Mediterranean diet to college students to give the students the knowledge of how to cook foods in healthy ways. The hypothesis is that the students who attend the cooking classes would increase the number of meals they cook on their own, as well as have improved diet quality. Participants answered a pre-survey and then attended 3 interactive cooking classes that had a theme (olive oil, whole grains, and fish). After the classes, participants answered a post-survey and 2 months later they answered a follow-up survey. 25 participants were recruited (n=10) and females (n=15), ages 18 to 28 years. 14 participants answered the post-survey and 10 answered the follow-up survey. Average meals that participants prepared each week increased from an average of 10 to 11 for post and follow-up. Although there were no significant changes in preparing their own meals after attending cooking classes, all of the participants reported that they would like to cook more of their own meals in the future.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNutritional Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorHongu, Nobukoen
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