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Fending off the ''Freshman 15''

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During the transition into college, there are many things to think about: what to buy for your dorm room or apartment, if you are going to get along with your roommate, and what college classes are going to be like. The last thing you should be thinking about is gaining the dreaded “Freshman 15.” A recent study in the Journal of American College Health reported that approximately 15-29% of students are worried about gaining weight in their first year of college. When entering college, the focus should not be on trying to prevent weight gain, but more on academics and adjusting to college life.
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Rebecca Huber
LeeAnne Savoca
Luanne J. Hughes
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
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