Several of you are sending children off to start the “college student journey.” One of the biggest challenges facing both students and their parents is to refrain from indulging to the point of bulging. Adjusting to independence, new schedules and new lifestyles can create an upheaval in one’s eating habits. In looking at these changes through the student lens, I reached out to Noah Draper, Certified Personal Trainer and a second-year kinesiology or exercise science student.
I’ve been fielding questions from my clients focused on kids leaving home to start college. Some parents want to give advice and step away. Others however want to hover, defeating their goals of helping develop life skills to be independent. In sharing advice and counsel with the parents of newly minted college freshmen, I remind them their kids will be faced with choices, and those young adults will replay their advice and make wise choices. When it comes to food and fueling
The “freshman 15” is the name for the weight gain those incoming students often see during their first year of college. In this era when food has more “cred,” aka credibility, campus dining halls and restaurants offer more options than years ago. Research indicates that the “freshman 15” is both fact and fallacy. Incoming college freshmen do gain weight in the first year, but it might not add up to 15 pounds. Studies show that typically the students see a gain of four to ten