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WSU Columnist: The Myth Of ‘Freshman 15’

The term “Freshman 15” has been around on college campuses for a while. Everyone has different experiences with rapid college weight change, but its a bogus claim that many people gain 15 pounds their first year of college. It is a myth, said Sara Schofield, registered dietitian and nutritionist at WSU Health and Wellness. Several recent studies published show that students gained an average of five to 10 pounds in the first year of college. I would agree with most studies and say that, on average, students are more health conscious about their diet than in years passed. Despite this, incoming students still have problems figuring out the type of food to eat/Muayyad Karadsheh, WSU Evergreen. More here

Question: Did you eat right during your college days?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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