Food Science and Technology Vol. 5(1), pp. 37 - 46
DOI: 10.13189/fst.2017.050103
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Blog-based Nutrition Education for College Students

Wan-Ju J. Yen *
Department of Applied Health Sciences, Indiana State University, United States


College students consume less fruits and vegetables than MyPlate recommendations in the diet. Young adults need to develop healthy behaviors early to avoid chronic disease incidences. This study aimed to assess the impact of a blog-based nutrition education on six food groups (whole grain, fruit, vegetable, protein, dairy, oil) and omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids (FA) consumption in college students. A total of 86 students who registered in Spring 2012 at a southern university in the United States were participated. A 6-week education was studied, which one group received MyPlate information plus n-3 FA information, whereas the other group received MyPlate information only. There were significant differences on fruit, vegetable, and protein group consumption between the two groups, but no difference on n-3 FA consumption. There was significant difference in self-efficacy to include n-3 FA at meals among the two groups. This education might improve some food group consumption, but not on n-3 FA consumption in college students.

Blog, Nutrition Education, College Students

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[1] Wan-Ju J. Yen , "Blog-based Nutrition Education for College Students," Food Science and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 37 - 46, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/fst.2017.050103.

(b). APA Format:
Wan-Ju J. Yen (2017). Blog-based Nutrition Education for College Students. Food Science and Technology, 5(1), 37 - 46. DOI: 10.13189/fst.2017.050103.