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Eating Your Way Through College. Development of a Nutrition Peer Education Program Tracy M. Zeeger. Acknowledgements. Dr. Ed Hsu (Advisor/Chair) Dr. Robin Sawyer Jane Jakubczak, RD HEALTH Works Peer Education Program Campus Recreation Services University Health Center (UHC)

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eating your way through college

Eating Your Way Through College

Development of a Nutrition Peer Education Program

Tracy M. Zeeger

acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • Dr. Ed Hsu (Advisor/Chair)
  • Dr. Robin Sawyer
  • Jane Jakubczak, RD
  • HEALTH Works Peer Education Program
  • Campus Recreation Services
  • University Health Center (UHC)
  • Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB)
significance of the problem
Significance of the Problem
  • College students diets are low in fiber, calcium, iron, cartenoids, and high in fat
    • Skip meals
    • Consume high amounts of convenience foods
  • 35% of college students are overweight
  • 2006 NCHA
    • 7.6% of students consumed recommended servings of fruits and vegetables
program need
Program Need
  • UHC Registered Dietician over consumed with program requests
  • CHWB needs assessment indicated nutrition topics are of top concern
  • Current UHC peer programs address: stress, wellness, sexual health, sexual assault, tobacco & other drugs
methods
Methods
  • Literature Review
  • Key Informant Interviews
    • Jane Jakubczak, RD
    • HEALTH Works Peer Educators
    • CHWB volunteers
  • Development of Peer Education Lesson Plan
  • Pilot Testing of Lesson Plan
  • Unit Plan (training) Development
what is the umcp peer education program
What is the UMCP Peer Education Program?
  • 3 credit class
  • 1 year commitment
  • One-hour presentations to various classes by request
    • Fraternities/Sororities
    • Clubs & other Student Groups
  • Special Events
  • Class once a week
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Eating Your Way Through College

Lesson Plan Contents

  • Rate Your Plate
    • Portion size discussion
  • Nutritional Pursuit
    • Game based on trivial pursuit
  • Mindful Eating exercise
    • How to eat a Hershey kiss slowly
  • Q&A
  • Evaluation
nutritional pursuit
Basic Nutrition Facts

Fact or Fiction

Beating the Freshman 15/Weight Management 101

Eating on Campus

Eating on the Go

Dietary Guidelines

Interactive Game

Addresses many nutritional concerns of college students

Easy to update/adapt

Nutritional Pursuit
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Eating Your Way Through College

Training Components (approx. 35 hours contact time)

  • Getting Acquainted Activities
  • Guest Speakers
  • Topic Specific Info
  • Presentation Skills
    • Mock Presentations
recommendations
Recommendations
  • Additional pilot testing
    • More diverse population
  • Continual assessment of nutritional needs of college students
  • Outcome evaluation within 1st year of implementation
lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • Time management!!!
  • Culmination of skills from undergraduate and graduate work
  • Importance of pilot testing of materials
  • The needs assessment process is essential in program planning