Diets of home economics students eating in the dining halls of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

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Elau King Vereen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Faye Grant

Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the diets of forty Home Economics students eating in the University dining halls at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to determine (1) whether the food chosen by college students in Home Economics conforms to the Daily Food Plan of the United States Department of Agriculture; (2) to compare the nutritive value of the food chosen by these students with the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances; and (3) to identify, if possible the factors which influence dietary choices of Home Economics majors at the University. Forty students were chosen at random. There were 10 students from each class. This represented 20 per cent of the total enrollment of the Home Economics Department. The nature of the food chosen was determined by a daily record kept by each student of the foods eaten for a period of five consecutive days during the winter of the academic year (1968-69). The nutritive value of the individual diets was calculated using values given in USDA Handbook Number 8. The nutritive value of the individual diets, and of the class averages were compared with the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances of the Food and Nutrition Board, National Research Council. The dietary choices were also compared with the "Basic Four Food Plan," U. S. Department of Agriculture. The quantitative data were considered as averages for the students in each of the four academic years.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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