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Ivory-Tower Eating: How to Avoid the Freshman 15

By Rachel Johnson, Ph.D, M.P.H., R.D.

6 secrets for keeping college weight gain at bay.


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"I think that parents can also help their kids with this by getting them involved with the cooking process before they fly the nest- maybe they can cook for the family one night a week for a few months beforehad? I hadn't ever really...
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I think that parents can also help their kids with this by getting them involved with the cooking process before they fly the nest- maybe they can cook for the family one night a week for a few months beforehad? I hadn't ever really cooked for myself before college, and learning how to prepare a meal, and how to enjoy cooking, really helped me control my weight. I actually lost ten pounds my first year of uni, very welcome as I was a pretty chunky teenager! Putting together a folder of five or so easy, healthy recipes might prevent kids from relying on snack foods and take-outs.
Also, if your child is going to a campus university, discuss the possibility of them leaving the car at home. I walked around so much more at uni than I had at home, going back and for class, the library, the student union- being more active really helped my overall health as well as my weight.

Anonymous

06/07/2012 - 4:20pm



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