February 23, 2013

Limits Amount They Can Carry

1 Student Diet Aid: No Dining Hall Trays

One effective way to counter the inclination of some college students to overeat might be to simply remove the trays from the university dining halls. Two studies at American University, which did so, found that the result was 32 percent less wasted food -- evidence that students tend to take more food than they’re actually hungry for -- and a 27 percent reduction in the number of dishes used, which implies a similar reduction in the amount of food the student could carry to a table to be eaten. Since the initial report, a number of other universities in the area have also removed dining hall trays, including Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, the University of Virginia, and James Madison. Students were found to accept trayless dining when informed that it would effectively reduce waste.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Student Weight Gain, Student Eating Habits, Freshman 15, Controlling Student Weight, College Eating Tips, College Dining Halls, University Dining Halls

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