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)
|Everything you've ever wanted to know about hiccups (and how to get rid of them)|
Yes, they’re annoying--and, yes, there are ways to deal.
|WHO says Senegal Ebola case 'top priority emergency'|
The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar.
|5 things that are germier than a toilet seat|
Here's a disgusting fact: Fecal matter is everywhere. You're probably fastidious about washing your hands after using the bathroom, but what about after using your own cell phone? Your toothbrush? No?
|Study reveals promise of experimental heart failure drug|
A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.
|10 types of hunger and how to control them|
Your hunger is a mystery. Some days you eat what's on your plate and move on, while others it's like your stomach is an empty pit.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
8:00pm Hotel Hell
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Two and a Half Men
10:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05pm The Arsenio Hall Show