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A Kitchen Challenge: Nudging College Students Toward Healthy Eating

Structured program, along with enhanced nutrition education and social support may be key drivers, Rutgers researchers find

Is there a way to encourage college students to make healthier food choices in their daily diets? Yanhong Jin, a professor with the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), and Mary Wagner, an associate professor at Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy (EMOP), wanted to find out.

Jin and Wagner, along with their research students, presented their findings at the American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists annual meeting in Atlanta. They also made presentations at Rutgers, including at the 2023 Rutgers Active Learning Symposium and the 2023 Pharmacy Research Day.

Q. Why did you choose to study the eating habits of college students? And why do you hope to change them?

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