Alabama Colleges Adapt As Survey Shows Students Don't Get Enough Fruits And Vegetables

Thursday, September 15, 2011

On a recent day in the University of South Alabama dining hall, 18-year-old freshman Emily Wiggs grabbed lunch — a plate of broccoli, mixed vegetables and a baked potato.

Sophomore Katrina Williams opted for a salad.

While the 2 were eating healthy, they are likely not the norm among college students. A recent study by Oregon State University indicates that students aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables. Many don’t even consume one serving daily, where 5 daily servings are recommended.

The survey studied the eating habits of 582 college students, a majority of them in their first year of school.

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