FOX 47 - Health News
It's an unwelcome part of the new student experience -- the dreaded "freshman 15."
"Stress eating comes into play, first time away from home, they're a little anxious about that," said Marianne Merrick, nutritionist at St. Mary's hospital. "Study habits, eating while they're studying can contribute."
Weight gain is common among college students, according to nutritionists, and many factors are to blame. Dining managers at the University of Wisconsin are working to give students healthy options.
"We offer many choices," said Brian Burke, food manager. "We have a salad bar with 20 to 30 items. We always have four entrees in the serving line, fruit bars. They can get sandwiches made just the way they like them."
This is not your standard cafeteria food, according to students. They say many of the entrees remind them of home-cooked meals. Plus, students can get on-site nutrition information.
"There are nutritional labels which tell you how many grams of carbs, how many fat grams, all the calories," said student Kayla Simonson.
Counting those calories, along with a regular exercise routine, are key to a healthy lifestyle.
"We need to look at that as prevention before they start school, especially the first year primarily because that's establishing habits for later years in life," said Merrick.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Preventing male infertility: 12 natural ways to make healthy sperm|
For about 30 percent of couples struggling with infertility, the cause has something to do with the male’s health, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
|Top nutritionists share their food trend insights|
The annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was held last month in Atlanta, Georgia.
|Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar|
A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August.
|This drink will substantially reduce your cancer risk|
Attention, ladies: Science says it's time to put the kettle on.
|Trans fats may hurt men’s memory, study suggests|
Consuming excess trans fats has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and obesity, but a new study reveals they also can impact men’s memory.
Tonight on FOX 47
12:00pm FOX 47 Movie: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
2:00pm Two and a Half Men
2:30pm Two and a Half Men
3:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling
4:00pm Big Bang Theory
4:30pm Big Bang Theory
5:00pm Paid Program
6:00pm FOX College Football Extra
6:30pm FOX College Football: "Oklahoma St. vs. Baylor"
** Times approximate after football **
10:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
10:30pm Animation Domination
11:30pm Ring of Honor Wrestling